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A Synthesis of Indian and U.S. Geophysical Data to Investigate the structure and Tectonics of the Andaman Sea

Lead PI: Dr. James R. Cochran , Dr. Felix Waldhauser , Mr. Leonardo Seeber

Unit Affiliation: Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2009 - August 2012
Inactive
Indian Ocean ; Andaman Sea
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Collaborating with the National Institute of Oceanography in India the project will combine all geophysical data from the Andaman Sea available with high-resolution earthquake locations for a comprehensive geophysical study of the Andaman Sea's structure and tectonics.

OUTCOMES: The project has improved the precision of ISC and EDR hypocenter locations, and found that seismic spreading only accounts for 7% of the long-term spreading. Three journal publications.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$307,236

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

National Institute of Oceanography (Goa, India)

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0927024&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

marine geology and geophysics earthquakes data sharing geophysics collaboration