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3D Full Waveform Inversion on seismic data at the East Pacific Rise

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Organization address
address: RUE JUSSIEU 1
city: PARIS
postcode: 75238

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 Coordinator Country France [FR]
 Project website
 Total cost 173˙076 €
 EC max contribution 173˙076 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-09-01   to  2017-08-31


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 Project objective

The mid-ocean ridge system is the longest volcanic mountain chain that wraps around the Globe along which two plates have been separating and oceanic crust has been forming by highly active magmatic processes operating within and at the base of thus formed crust. It is believed that there is a strong link between these magmatic processes known at large spatial scales (1-100 km) and relatively localized (0.001-1 km) tectonic/ volcanic/hydrothermal/biological processes, and their expression onto the seafloor. However, the characteristics of the link are largely unknown. The origin of the most of the unknowns is embedded in poorly defined properties of the upper crust (its structure, P and S wave velocities, porosity, density, anisotropy, etc.), where the link is hosted and its activity is taking place. To map these properties at an unprecedented resolution scale and unveil the existing link, we propose to apply an advanced three-dimensional (3D) full waveform inversion (FWI) technique, which has been recently developed in partnership with industry, to a unique 3D seismic reflection data acquired at the East Pacific Rise. The proposed work will not only result in detailed spatial characterization of the upper crust, but also lay foundation for the 3D FWI as a standard tool for 3D geophysical subsurface exploration of, but not limited to, global tectonics. The study area, the East Pacific Rise at 9º50’N, is a portion of the mid-ocean ridge system characterized by prolific hydrothermal activity, two documented volcanic eruptions and substantial multidisciplinary time-series measurements (unique on the Earth), offering interdisciplinary approach to solve one of the most fundamental problems in Earth sciences. These results will also enable us to tackle some of the long-standing questions on patterns of hydrothermal flow, signature of fine-scale tectono-magmatic segmentation through the upper crust and volume estimates of the erupted lava emplaced on the seafloor.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Marjanovic, M., Fuji, N., Singh, S. C., Belahi, T.
Seismic signatures of up- and down-going hydrothermal pathways along the East Pacific Rise 9ºN
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AGU Fall Meeting 2016 2016AGUFM.T22C..05M 2019-07-23
2017 Milena Marjanovic, Nobuaki Fuji, Satish Chandra Singh, Thomas Belahi
Wave-equation based techniques to explore crustal structure along the axis of the East Pacific Rise 9ºN
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017 STT55-08; May 20, 2017 2019-07-23
2017 Milena Marjanovic, Alexandre Stopin, Rene-Edouard Plessix, Satish C. Singh
Three-dimensional mapping of extrusive layer at the East Pacific Rise 9°50′N
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AGU Fall Meeting 2017 2019-07-23

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