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Determining the Frictional Temperature Rise During the 2011 Tohoku EarthQuake

Lead PI: Heather Moore Savage

Unit Affiliation: Seismology, Geology & Tectonophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

June 2013 - May 2014
Inactive
Pacific Ocean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Samples from cores taken during Expedition 343 will be tested using biomarkers to determine maximum temperatures experienced by rocks as a result of frictional heating during the Tohoku earthquake. Results will be calibrated with experimentally heated samples.

SPONSOR:

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$30,000

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Consortium for Ocean Leadership

KEYWORDS

tohoku earthquake frictional temperature rise seismic slip international ocean discovery program (iodp) ocean drilling biomarkers