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Professor Christine Peirce

Professor of Marine Geophysics

B.Sc. Cardiff, Ph.D. Cantab (Geophysics), FRAS, FGS


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Professor of Marine Geophysics in the Department of Earth SciencesRm 317+44 (0) 191 33 42315

Biography

Professor of Marine Geophysics, University of Durham (since Oct 2010)

Reader in Marine Geophysics, University of Durham (Oct 2003-Oct 2010)

Lecturer in Marine Geophysics, University of Durham (Oct 1990-Oct 2003)

Research Assistant, Marine Group, University of Cambridge (Apr 1990-Oct 1990)

Christine has more than 30 years of sea-going research experience applying marine geophysical methodologies to a wide range of geological targets. She has participated in more than 30 marine geophysical cruises, 20 as Principal or Co-principal Scientist. She has spent the majority of her post-PhD research career studying continental margins, subduction systems, mid-ocean ridges and oceanic islands, the latter from a flexural perspective.

Her research group in Durham is one of two remaining in the UK committed to the design, construction, development and use of seabed geophysical instrumentation and she is currently a Director of the Ocean Bottom Instrumentation Consortium that, initiated with JREI funds, aims to provide an extensive and broad range of seabed instrument platforms to the wider academic community.

Throughout her career she has served on many of the NERC’s peer review panels (Services and Facilities, Earth Sciences Peer Review Committee, Research Vessel Advisory Panel, Fellowships, ODP, Ocean Margins etc) and is currently a member of the NERC’s Marine Facility Advisory Board and reviews grant applications for NERC and NSF and articles for many leading journals. She is a member of American Geophysical Union, Fellow of the Geological Society of London, a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and Member of the British Geophysical Association.

Membership of Organisations and Societies

1) Member of the American Geophysical Union
2) Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society - currently Vice President (Geophysics)
3) Fellow of the Geological Society of London - currently Council member
4) Member of the British Geophysical Association
5) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (formerly Member Institute of Learning and Teaching)

Associated Research Activities
Ocean Bottom Instrumentation Consortium

*Ocean Bottom Instrumentation Consortium*

Director of the Ocean Bottom Instrumentation Consortium (OBIC) which is hosted at the University of Durham.

The Consortium's goal is to support marine geoscience by providing instrumentation and technical support to the research community, to industry and other organisations. The Consortium comprises academic institutions who have long track records in marine geophysical instrumentation and data acquisition, modelling and interpretation: the University of Durham; and the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton. We employ engineers whose role is to maintain, operate at sea and continuously develop and upgrade the instruments, while senior scientists with many years` experience in ocean-bottom instruments fulfil the management role. OBIC are also interested in establishing research collaborations or commisioned research on behalf of others.

email: info@obs.ac.uk
www: http://www.obs.ac.uk/

Research Highlights

We have developed a model showing that accretion at mid-ocean ridges is a temporarily-variant process, that segmentation is not simply a result of focused magma supply and that crustal construction and spreading can be asymmetric within the axial region. Supporting observations include magma-filled axial magma chambers beneath: slow spreading ridges, overlap basins and offset basins all of which contradict existing models.

Research on the dynamics of rifting-to-spreading at the ocean-continent transition along the Atlantic margin, shows that the earliest crust was accreted at spreading rates ~5-10 times than currently observed, having significant implications for margin subsidence, sediment accumulation and hydrocarbon maturation. As such accumulations also load and flex the lithosphere we have shown that the Atlantic lithosphere become progressively stronger as loading continued whilst oceanic island loads are being used to determine the extent of dynamic topographic support and lithospheric reheating from hot spots.

Recently we have imaged a volcanic eruption and caldera collapse in progress on the seabed, measuring the caldera volume increase and the pattern of contemporaneous volcanic activity.

Such projects require high-resolution 3-D whole crustal datasets and we are actively developing multi-sensor instruments to support such research.

Departmental Duties

Board of Studies
Board of Examiners
Dissertation Co-ordinator

Research interests

  • marine seismology
  • construction of ocean-bottom instrumentation for use in geophysical experiments and microearthquake studies at sea
  • magma chamber studies at mid-ocean ridges
  • continental margin studies
  • invesitgation of lithospheric flexure, gravity and geoid anomalies associated with subduction zones, continental margins, oceanic islands and seamounts

Research groups

  • Geophysics Research Group

Awarded Grants

  • 2014: OSCAR - Oceanographic and seismic characterisation of heat dissipation and alteration by hydrothermal fluids at an Axial Ridge(£537361.61 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2014: Role and extent of detachment faulting at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges(£363370.56 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2011: THE LOUISVILLE RIDGE-TONGA TRENCH COLLISION(£820406.29 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2010: Reduction of noise broadband ocean-bottom seismographs through sensor design optimization using numerical and laboratory studies(£18215.18 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2007: OCEAN BOTTOM INSTRUMENTATION FACILITY(£4273453.82 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2004: A DEEP SEISMIC STUDY OF HOTSPOT VOLCANISM(£31328.96 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2004: OCEAN BOTTOM INSTRUMENTATION CONSORTIUM(£127000.00 from Southampton Solent University)
  • 2003: A DEEP SEISMIC STUDY OF THE AMAZON CONE(£189617.98 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 2000: BRIDGE D235 DATA(£30000.00 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)
  • 1998: SLOW SPREADING REYKJANES RIDGE(£37666.00 from NERC - Natural Environment Research Council)

Esteem Indicators

  • 2015: Current - Council Member of the Geological Society of London:
  • 2015: Current - Vice President (Geophysics) of the Royal Astronomical Society:
  • 2014: Winner - Coke Medal - Geological Society of London:
  • 2013: Current - Member of the NERC Marine Facilities Advisory Board:
  • 2013: Current - Member of the NERC Peer Review College:
  • 2011: Previously - Member of the Royal Astronomical Society Medals Panel (Geophysics):
  • 2011: Previously - Secretary of the British Geophysical Association:
  • 2010: Current - Member of the British Geophysical Association:
  • 2010: Current - Member of the National Oceanography Association Advisory Panel:
  • 2010: Previously - Member of the British Geophysical Association Executive Committee:
  • 2008: Current - Member of the NERC Geophysics Equipment Facility Advisory Board:
  • 2008: Previously - NERC User Group Head - Geophysics: Advisor to the NERC on all matters marine geophysical. Community representative and advisor on NERC funding and equipment facilities.
  • 2007: Current - Contract Holder and Manager of the NERC Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Facility:
  • 2007: Current - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy:
  • 2005: Current - Chair of the Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Consortium:
  • 2005: Current - Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society: Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2005: Current - Member of the American Geophysical Union: Member of the American Geophysical Union
  • 2005: Current - Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching: Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching (ILTHE)
  • 2005: Previously - EU OBS Facility Management Panel: Member of the EU OBS Facility Management Panel
  • 2005: Previously - NERC Peer Review College - including grading and interviewing panels:
  • 2005: Previously - NERC Peer reviewing of grant applications: Member of the NERC's Peer Review College
  • 2003: Previously - NERC Earth Sciences Peer Review Committee: Past member of the NERC's Earth Sciences Peer Review Committee (ESPRC)
  • 2003: Previously - NERC Ocean Margins LINK Peer Review Committee: Past member of the NERC's Ocean Margins LINK Peer Review Committee (ESPRC Representative)
  • 2003: Previously - NERC ODP Peer Review Committee: Past member of the NERC's ODP Peer Review Committee (ESPRC Representative)
  • 2000: Current - Peer reviewing for national and international journals and research councils:
  • 2000: Previously - NERC British Initiative on Mid-Ocean Ridges (BRIDGE) Data Archive Committee: Past member of the NERC British Initiative on Mid-Ocean Ridges (BRIDGE) Data Archive Committee
  • 2000: Previously - NERC Research Vessel Advisory Panel: Past member of the NERC Research Vessel Advisory Panel
  • 2000: Previously - NERC Services and Facilities Committee: Past member of the NERC's Services and Facilities Committee
  • 1995: Previously - JAGSPEI advisory committee on seismic instrumentation: Past member of the JAGSPEI advisory committee on seismic instrumentation

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Sinha, M.C., Navin, D.A., MacGregor, L.M., Constable, S., Peirce, C., White, A., Heinson, G. & Inglis, M.A. (1999). Evidence for accumulated melt beneath the slow-spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge. In Mid-Ocean Ridges Dynamics of Processes Associated with the Creation of New Oceanic Crust. Cann, J.R. Elderfield, H. & Laughton, A.S. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 17-38.

Conference Paper

  • Wilson, D.J., Moorkamp, M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C., Harris, R.N. & Morgan, J.V. (2017), Determining the extent of hydrothermal interaction on the southern Costa Rica Rift ridge flank during the past 8 Ma from joint inversion of geophysical data, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. American Geophysical Union.
  • Zhang, L., Tong, V.C.H., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C., Lowell, R., Haughton, G., Murton, B.J., Morales Maqueda, M.A. & Robinson, A. (2017), Axial crustal structure of the Costa Rica Rift: Implications for along-axis hydrothermal circulation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. American Geophysical Union.
  • Gregory, E.P.M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C. & Wilson, D.J. (2017), Porosity, fracturing and alteration of young oceanic crust: new seismic analyses at borehole 504B, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. American Geophysical Union.
  • Gregory, E.P.M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C., Wilson, D.J. & Zhang, L. (2017), 3D P- and S-wave velocity structure and anisotropy of 5.9 Ma oceanic crust at ODP borehole 504B, 19: EGU. Vienna, EGU, EGU2017-8513.
  • Grevemeyer, I., Merz, M., Dannowski, A., Papenberg, C.A., van Avendonk, H.J., Hayman, N.J. & Peirce, C. (2016), Un-roofing of mantle at the ultra-slow Mid-Cayman spreading centre, Caribbean Sea: constraints from wide-angle data and Vp/Vs ratios, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33-A-2995.
  • Harding, J., van Avendonk, H.J., Hayman, N.W., Grevemeyer, I. & Peirce, C. (2016), Model for the evolution of an oceanic core complex and its hydrothermal vent on the ultaslow spreading Mid Cayman Spreading Center, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T32A-01.
  • Grevemeyer, I., Merz, M., Dannowski, A., Papenberg, C., Hayman, N., van Avendonk, H. & Peirce, C. (2016), Seismic structure of lithosphere emplaced at ultra-slow spreading rates, 18: EGU. Vienna, EGU, EGU2016-12833.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Hobbs, R.W., Gregory, E.P.M. & Zhang, L. (2016), Time-dependent changes in magmatic and hydrothermal activity at the Costa Rica Rift recorded by variations in oceanic crustal structure, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T13B-2708.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Hobbs, R.W. & Gregory E.P.M. (2016), Triple seismic source, double research ship, single ambitious goal: integrated imaging of young oceanic crust in the Panama Basin, 18: EGU. Vienna, EGU, EGU2016-3022.
  • Gregory, E.P.M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C., Wilson, D.J. & Zhang, L. (2016), Understanding fracturing and alteration at ODP borehole 504B: 3D seismic structure and anisotropy of 5.9 Ma oceanic crust, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T13B-2712.
  • Falder, M., Reston, T.J., Peirce, C., Simao, N.M., MacLeod, C.J. & Searle, R.C. (2016), Seismic reflection imaging of detachment faulting at 13N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-3000.
  • Reston, T.J., Falder, M., Peirce, C., Simao, N.M., Searle, R.C. & MacLeod, C.J. (2016), The role of detachment faulting in slow seafloor spreading: first results from cruise JC132 to the MAR at 13N, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-2997.
  • Parnell-Turner, R.E., Sohn, R.A., MacLeod, C.J., Peirce, C., Reston, T.J. & Searle, R.C. (2016), Detachment fault behaviour revealed by micro-seismicity at 13N, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-2998.
  • Funnell, M.J., Peirce, C., Robinson, A.H., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2016), Structure and evolution of the forearc-arc crust along the Tonga-Kermadec subduction system from integrated geophysical data, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, V13C-2868.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Hobbs, R.W., Tong, V.C.H., Zhang, L. & Gregory E.P.M (2016), Evolution of young oceanic crust formed at the Costa Rica Rift in the Panama Basin, an overview of the OSCAR project, InterRidge Theoretical Institute. China, InterRidge.
  • Searle, R.C., Tominaga, M., Peirce, C., Reston, T.J. & MacLeod, C.J. (2016), Near-bottom high resolution magnetic observations over and around an active oceanic core complex, MAR, 13N, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-2999.
  • Castiello, G., Peirce, C. & Grevemeyer, I. (2016), Characterising the evolution of transform continental margins – a geophysical study of the Swan Island transform margin-Cayman trough intersection, Caribbean Sea, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T43B-3041.
  • Simao, N.M., Peirce, C., Falder, M., Reston, T.J., MacLeod, C.J. & Searle, R.C. (2016), Velocity structure of the crust at 13N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: implications for crustal accretion and oceanic core complex formation, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T33A-2997.
  • Robinson, A.H., Peirce, C., Funnell, M.J., Watts., A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2016), Geophysical investigations of crustal and upper mantle structure of oceanic intraplate volcanoes (OIVs), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, T52A-08.
  • Robinson, A.H., Peirce, C., Funnell, M.J., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2016), Construction and subduction of the Louisville Ridge Seamount chain – insights from wide-angle seismic imaging, Postgraduate Research in Progress Meeting. UCL London, British Geophysical Association.
  • Gregory E.P.M., Hobbs, R.W., Peirce, C. & Wilson, D.J. (2016), Seismic velocity structure and anisotropy at Hole 504B: a 3D investigation into fracturing, alteration and fluid flow, InterRidge Theoretical Institute. China, InterRidge.
  • Robinson, A.H., Peirce, C., Stratford, W., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2014), Crustal and upper mantle structure of the Louisville Ridge Seamount chain at its intersection with the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco CA.
  • Funnell, M., Peirce, C., Startford, W., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2014), Crustal structure and flexural characteristics of the Louisville Ridge and Tonga-Kermadec subduction system, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. San Francisco, American Geophysical Union, San Francisco CA.
  • Stratford, W., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Paulatto, M. (2011), Lateral variations in the structure of the overriding and down-going plates in response to subduction of the Louisville Ridge seamount chain at the Tonga-Kermadec Trench, AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, San Francisco CA.
  • Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Grevemeyer, I., Paulatto, M., Stratford, W., Bassett, D., Hunter, J., Kalnins, L., de Ronde, C. & Lamarche, G. (2011), New sonar evidence for the rate of growth and collapse at Monowai submarine volcano, Kermadec arc, Remote sensing of volcanoes meeting. Geological Society of London, Geological Society of London.
  • Bassett, D., Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Grevemeyer, I., Paulatto, M., Stratford, W., Hunter, J. & Kalnins, L., (2011), Crustal structure and seismicity associated with seamount subduction: preliminary results from the Louisville-Tonga trench collision zone, AGU Fall Meeting. San Francisco, AGU, San Francisco CA.
  • Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Grevemeyer, I., Paulatto, M., Stratford, W., Bassett, D., Hunter, J., Kalnins, L., de Ronde, C. & Lamarche, G (2011), New sonar evidence for the rate of growth and collapse at Monowai submarine volcano, Kermadec arc, AGU, Fall Meeting. San Francisco, San Francisco CA.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2009), Seismic constraints on the flexural response of the lithosphere to loading at the Cape Verde Swell, EOS Transactions of the AGU American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting. S13B-1746.
  • Kenedi, C.L., Sparks, R.S.J., Dean, S., Hammond, J.O.S., Malin, P., Minshull, T.A., Paulatto, M., Peirce, C., Ryan, G., Shalev, E. & Voight, B. (2008), Volcano-tectonic history of the island of Montserrat, West Indies, from seismic reflection data, Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract V53C-06 AGU Fall Meeting.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2008), Seismic constraint on the structure of the Cape Verdes swell, Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract S11C-1761 AGU Fall meeting.
  • Minshull, T.A., Paulatto, M., Baptie, B., Dean, S., Hammond, J.O.S., Henstock, T., Kenedi, C.L., Malin, P., Peirce, C., Ryan, G., Shalev, E., Sparks, R.S.J. & Voight, B. (2008), Crustal structure of Montserrat and surrounding area from integrated onshore, ocean bottom and multichannel reflection seismic data, Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meeting Supplement, Abstract V51C-2037 AGU, Fall Meeting.
  • Paulatto, M., Minshull, T.A., Henstock, T., Sparks, R.S.J., Baptie, B., Mailin, P., Kenedi, K.L., Voight, B., Shalev, E., Hammond, J., Ryan, G. & Peirce, C. (2008), A glimpse inside an active volcano: 2D inversion of acombined refracted and reflected arrivals at Montserrat, British Geophysical Association: Postgraduate conference. Durham University, UK., Durham University.
  • Tang, G., Barton, P.J., Henstock, T., McNeill, L., Dean, S., Vermeesch, P., Peirce, C. & Burchell, A.C. (2008), 3-D seismic refraction tomography in the Sumatra subduction zone, Eos Transactions of the AGU, Fall Meet.ing Supplement, Abstract U51A-0005 AGU Fall Meeting.
  • Wilson, D.J., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Grevemeyer, I. (2008), Seismic constraints on the structure of the Cape Verdes swell, British Geophysical Aassociation: Postgraduates in Geophysics Meeting 2008. Durham University, UK, Durham University.
  • Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Hobbs, R.W., Rodger, M. & Greenroyd, C.J. (2007), Crustal structure and evolution of the NE Brazil Margin, Ocean Margins LINK Meeting. London, London.
  • Watts, A.B., Rodger, M., Peirce, C., Greenroyd, C.J. & Hobbs, R.W. (2007), Crustal structure, sediment loading, and flexure at the NE Brazil margin, Geological Society of London Bicentenary Meeting.
  • Burchell, A.C., Peirce, C. & Minshull, T.A. (2007), Future development in seabed geophysical instrument platforms, New Advances in Geophysics, BGA Special Meeting. Geological Society, London, Geological Society of London.
  • Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C., Rodger, M., Watts, A.B. & Hobbs, R.W. (2007), Crustal structure of the continental margin – implications for rifting and early spreading of the equatorial Atlantic, European Geophysical Union.
  • Peirce, C., Sinha, M., Topping, S., Gill, C. & Gardiner, A. (2006), Segmentation and volcanic cycles: their relationship and evolution at the southern Reykjanes Ridge, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, European Geophysical Union.
  • Rodger, M., Watts, A.B., Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C. & Hobbs, R.W. (2006), Gravity anomalies, crustal structure, and flexure at the NE Brazil rifted continental margin, Ocean Margins LINK Meeting. London, London.
  • Rodger, M., Watts, A.B., Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C. & Hobbs, R.W. (2006), Gravity anomalies, crustal structure, and flexure at the NE Brazil rifted continental margin, European Geophysical Union.
  • Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C., Rodger, M., Watts, A.B. & Hobbs, R.W. (2006), Crustal structure of the French Guiana continental margin - implications for rifting and early spreading of the equatorial Atlantic, Ocean Margins LINK Meeting. London, London.
  • Peirce, C., Sinha, M., Topping, S., Gill, C. & Gardiner, A. (2005), Segmentation and volcanic cycles: their relationship and evolution at the southern Reykjanes Ridge, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2005. Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T41D-1339.
  • Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C., Rodger, M., Watts, A.B. & Hobbs, R.W. (2005), Crustal structure of the continental margin offshore French Guiana, central Atlantic, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2005. Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T43B-1403.
  • Rodger, M., Watts, A.B., Greenroyd, C.J., Peirce, C. & Hobbs, R.W. (2005), Gravity anomalies, crustal structure and flexure at the NE Brazil rifted continental margin, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2005. Eos Trans. AGU, 86(52), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T43B-1404.
  • Greenroyd, C.J., Rodger, M., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Hobbs, R.W. (2004), Seismic structure of the continental margin offshore French Guyana and north-eastern Brazil, Ocean Margins LINK Progress Meeting 2004. NERC.
  • Minshull, T.A., Peirce, C., McIntosh, J.S., Burchell, A.C., Sinha, M.C., Collier, J.S., Warner, M.R. & Henstock, T.J. (2004), UK Ocean-Bottom Instrumentation Consortium: a new pool of seafloor geophysical equipment, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2004. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract OS43B-0543.
  • Greenroyd, C.J., Rodger, M., Peirce, C., Watts, A.B. & Hobbs, R.W. (2004), Seismic structure of the continental margin offshore French Guiana and north-eastern Brazil, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2004. Eos Trans. AGU, 85(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T41E-1269.
  • Gardiner, A., Peirce, C., Searle, R. & Sinha, M. (2002), Cyclicity of crustal accretion at the Reykjanes Ridge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2002. Eos Trans. AGU, 83(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T12C-1330.
  • Gill, C., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M. (2002), RAMESSES II – mapping an axial melt system beneath a slow-spreading ridge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2002. Eos Trans. AGU, 83(47), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract T22A-1134.
  • Schultz, A., Lampitt, R., Peirce, C. & Boyle, E. (2001), B-DEOS Plans for establishment of long-term mobile interdisciplinary ocean observatory systems in the N and S Atlantic, Long-term observations in the oceans, current status and perspectives for the future, OHP/ION Joint Symposium.
  • Gill, C.J., Peirce, C., Sinha, M.C. & Topping, S. (2000), RAMESSES II - Reykjanes Axial Melt Experiment: Structural Synthesis of Electromagnetics and Seismic Phase Two, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2000. Eos Trans. AGU, 81(48), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V11A-02.
  • Topping, S., Sinha, M.C. & Peirce, C. (2000), RAMESSES II: Crustal structure at a slow spreading ridge, Geoscience 2000. Geological Society of London.
  • Peirce, C., Turner, I.M., Day, A.J. & Sinha, M.C. (2000), Spreading vs. stretching: rift tip propagation and ridge structure in the southern Lau Basin, Geoscience 2000. Geological Society of London.
  • Gardiner, A., Peirce, C., Searle, R.C. & Sinha, M.C. (2000), An investigation into the relationship between residual mantle Bouguer anomaly and spreading centre segmentation at the Reykjanes Ridge, American geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2000. Eos Trans. AGU, 81(48), Fall Meet. Suppl., Abstract V11A-05.
  • Sinha, M.C., MacGregor, L.M., Navin, D.A., Peirce, C., Inglis, M.A., Constable, S., White, A. & Heinson, G. (1997), RAMESSES - Reykjanes axial melt experiment: synthesis of seismic and electromagnetic studies, European Geophysical Society Meeting 1997. European Geophysical Society.
  • Navin, D.A., Peirce, C., Inglis, M.A., Constable, S., White, A., Heinson, G., MacGregor, L.M. & Sinha, M.C. (1997), RAMESSES - Reykjanes Ridge seismic experiment: evidence of accumulated melt beneath a slow spreading ridge, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 1997. Eos Trans. AGU Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Turner, I.M., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1997), Seismic evidence of a large magma body beneath the Valu La Ridge, Lau Basin (SW Pacific), Joint Association of Geophysicists. Joint Association of Geophysicists.
  • Heinson, G., White, A., Navin, D.A., MacGregor, L.M., Constable, S., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1997), Evidence for an axial magma chamber at a slow spreading ridge from RAMESSES, RIDGE?MELT workshop. NSF.
  • Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Collier, J.S., Dalwood, R.E., Canales, J.P. & Henstock, T. (1996), A study of lithospheric flexure and the oceanic crust in the vicinity of the Canary Islands, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 1996. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Navin, D.A., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1996), Seismic evidence for a crustal magma chamber beneath the slow-spreading Reykjanes Ridge, Joint Association of Geophysicists.
  • Turner, I.M., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1996), Geophysical images of axial magma chambers beneath intermediate spreading ridges - the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin (SW Pacific), Mid-Ocean Ridge Processes. Royal Society of London.
  • Turner, I.M., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1996), Geophysical images of axial magma chambers beneath intermediate spreading ridges - the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin (SW Pacific), Joint Association of Geophysicists. Joint Association of Geophysicists.
  • Peirce, C., Sinha, M.C., Constable, S., Navin, D.A., MacGregor, L.M., White, A., Heinson, G. & Inglis, M.A. (1996), Geophysical Evidence for a magma chamber beneath the slow spreading Reykjanes Ridge, N. Atlantic, BRIDGE Annual Meeting 1996. NERC.
  • Turner, I.M., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1996), Geophysical images of axial magma chambers beneath intermediate spreading ridges - the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin (SW Pacific), American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 1996. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Navin, D.A., Dalwood, R.E., Peirce, C., Sinha, M.C. & Watts, A.B. (1995), Application of coincident wide-angle and normal incidence multichannel seismic techniques to the investigation of the oceanic lithosphere, Marine Studies Group. Geological Society of London.
  • Canales, J.P., Danobeita, J.J., Dalwood, R.E. & Peirce, C. (1995), Crustal structure of the Canary Islands from wide-angle seismic refraction and reflection data, American Geophysical Union Fall 1995.
  • Watts, A.B., Collier, J.S. & Peirce, C. (1995), A study of lithospheric flexure in the vicinity of the Canary Islands, European Geophysical Society Meeting. European Geophysical Society.
  • Dalwood, R.E., Collier, J., Watts, A.B., Peirce, C. & Canales, J.P. (1995), A combined seismic reflection profile study of crustal structure in the vicinity of the Canary Islands, Marine Studies Group. Geological Society of London.
  • Dalwood, R.E., Collier, J., Watts, A.B., Peirce, C. & Canales, J.P. (1995), A combined seismic reflection profile study of crustal structure in the vicinity of the Canary Islands, Joint Association of Geophysicists.
  • Watts, A.B., Dalwood, R.E., Peirce, C., Collier, J.S. & Canales, J.P. (1995), Crustal structure and lithospheric flexure and the Canary Islands and Hawaii: Implications for oceanic swells, American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 1995. Eos Trans. AGU, Fall Meet. Suppl.
  • Navin, D.A., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1995), Crustal structure of the Reykjanes Ridge at 57ºN, Joint Association of Geophysicists.
  • Navin, D.A., Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1994), Wide-angle and normal incidence study of the Reykjanes Ridge, Joint Association of Geophysicists. 75.

Conference Proceeding

  • Peirce, C., Davidson, J.P. & Macpherson, C.G. (2006). Subduction: Integrated Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere System Processes and Hazard Assessment (SIPHA). NERC Town Meeting, Durham.
  • Schultz, A., Peirce, C. & Lampitt, R. (2001). British Dynamics of Earth and Ocean Systems (B-DEOS). NERC Town Meeting, Cardiff.

Journal Article

Other (Print)

  • Constable, S., Sinha, M.C., MacGregor, L.M., Navin, D.A., Peirce, C., White, A. & Heinson, G. (1997). RAMESSES finds a magma chamber beneath a slow spreading ridge. InterRidge Newsletter 6.
  • Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1997). RAMESSES II - the Reykjanes Ridge revisited during the last BRIDGE-funded research cruise. BRIDGE Newsletter 13: 27-34.
  • Peirce, C., Sinha, M.C., Constable, C. & the EW9512 Scientific Party (1996). R/V Maurice Ewing cruise 9512 - Geophysical investigations of melt bodies beneath the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin (SW Pacific). InterRidge Newsletter 5(1): 3-8.
  • Peirce, C., Sinha, M.C., Constable, C. & the EW9512 Scientific Party (1996). Geophysical images of axial magma chambers beneath the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin (SW Pacific) - R/V Maurice Ewing cruise 9512. BRIDGE News 10: 37-41.
  • Sinha, M.C., Peirce, C. & the CD81 team (1993). A geophysical survey of the Reykjanes Ridge: CD81 cruise progress report. BRIDGE News 5: 27-.
  • Peirce, C. (1992). Reuse of Submarine Telecommunications Cables. 1-10.

Report

  • Peirce, C. & Watts, A.B. (2011). The Louisville Ridge – Tonga Trench collision: Implications for subduction zone dynamics, R/V Sonne SO215 Cruise Report. University of Durham.
  • Grevemeyer, I. & and the Scientific Party. (2008). Tonga Thrust Earthquake Asperity at Louisville Ridge (TOTAL).
  • Grevemeyer, I. & and the Scientific Party. (2005). Cape Verde Hotspot: A Seismic Refraction study of Isostasy and Magmatic underplating (CHRISMA).
  • Peirce, C. & Watts, A.B. (2004). A deep seismic study of the Amazon Cone: Implications for the strength of extended continental lithosphere. RRS Discovery 275 cruise report. Department of Earth Sciences.
  • Peirce, C. & Sinha, M.C. (1999). RAMESSES II – Reykjanes Axial Melt Experiment: Structural Synthesis of Electromagnetics and Seismics, RRS Discovery 235c cruise report. Department of Earth Sciences.
  • Peirce, C., Sinha, M.C. & Constable, S. (1996). Controlled source electromagnetic and seismic investigation of the Valu Fa Ridge, Lau Basin, SW Pacific, R/V Maurice Ewing 9512 cruise report. Department of Earth Sciences.
  • Watts, A.B., Peirce, C., Collier, J.S. & Henstock, T. (1994). Canary Islands seismic experiments, RRS Charles Darwin 82 cruise report. Department of Earth Sciences.
  • Sinha, M.C., Peirce, C., Constable, S. & White, A. (1994). An integrated geophysical investigation of the axial volcanic region of the Reykjanes Ridge at 57º45'N, RRS Charles Darwin 81 cruise report. Department of Earth Sciences.
  • Peirce, C. & Kirk, R.E. (1991). Digital Ocean Bottom Seismographs, In: Whitmarsh, R.B. and Scrutton, R.A., Geophysical investigations of the Ghana transform margin, Gulf of Guinea. RRS Charles Darwin 55 cruise report. Department of Earth Sciences.
  • Peirce, C. (1991). Processing of DOBS wide-angle refraction data using SKS. Department of Earth Sciences.

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