Bryn Mawr Geology Team to Leave for Arctic Research Expedition

Two Bryn Mawr students will join Geology Lecturer Lynne Elkins on a trip to the watersThe Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Iceland north of Iceland next summer as Elkins and her fellow researchers try to better understand volcanic activity in the area. The researchers plan to explore the mechanisms driving the production of new ocean crust occurring at volcanic mid-ocean ridges like the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the Arctic Ocean, and also to help explain anomalous volcanic activity occurring in the region. The trip is funded by a National Science Foundation grant that Elkins and colleagues from the University of Wyoming received this summer to explore volcanic activity in a segment of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge known as the Eggvin Bank.  Read more…

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