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Name
University of Cambridge Department of Earth Sciences
Address
Downing Street
Zipcode
CB2 3EQ
City
Cambridge
Country
United Kingdom
Email
jaj2@cam.ac.uk
Centre Website
http://www.esc.cam.ac.uk

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The Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Cambridge is one of the largest departments of Earth Sciences in the United Kingdom. It was formed in 1987 from a number of smaller Departments as a result of the Universities Funding Council's review of Earth Science departments. Current research projects include investigations of the mid-Atlantic ridge, a study of the structure of the south west Indian Ridge (both using multi- channel seismic and ocean bottom seismometer surveys and underway profiles using magnetics, gravity and 3.5kHz and 10kHz echo-sounding) and participating in the NEAPACC (North East Atlantic Palaeoceanography and Climate Change) project. This latter project is a UK Natural Environment Research Council Community Research Project (CRP).

Objectives include the studing the changes in the hydrography and current flow in the region of the Iceland-Scotland Overflow on the flank of the Reykjanes Ridge over the last inter-glacial cycle. The Department also participated in the Biogechemical Ocean Flux Study CRP (the UK contribution to the Joint Global Ocean Flux Study (JGOFS)).

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EDMO record id
2
Collating centre
British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC)
Latest update
26 January 2011 10:49:29 AM