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Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre SouthamptonPostgraduate study

Mr Ryan J Gallacher BSc (Hons), MRes

Postgraduate research student

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Mr Ryan J Gallacher is Postgraduate research student within Ocean and Earth Science, National Oceanography Centre Southampton at the University of Southampton.

MRes Science of Natural Hazards
BSc (Hons) Meteorology and Geophysics

Previously I have worked on the Cameroon Volcanic Line, using teleseismic receiver functions to determine lithospheric and upper mantle structure. This work determines that there is not widespread mafic intrusion of the crust or underplated material throughout Cameroon. This suggests that the mantle potential temperature anomaly beneath the region is not of a high magnitude when compared to other magmatic provinces worldwide.

Research interests

Currently I am using teleseismic surface waves to create a 3D seismic model of the lithosphere and upper mantle beneath Afar, Ethiopia and the Red Sea.

MPhil/PhD research

Title: Evolution of extension and mantle dynamics during continental breakup


Dr Derek Keir (OES)
Dr Nick Harmon (OES)
Professor Graham Stuart (University of Leeds)
Dr Sylvie Leroy (Paris VI University)

Research group

Geology and Geophysics

Research project(s)

The case for long term volcanism resulting in limited magmatism: A seismological study of the Cameroon Volcanic Line

Demonstrator for Global Tectonics

Mr Ryan J Gallacher
Student Office, Room 166/09 University of Southampton Waterfront Campus National Oceanography Centre European Way Southampton SO14 3ZH
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