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Dr Simon Stephenson

Dr Simon Stephenson

Post Doctoral Research Associate

Bullard Laboratories
Madingley Rise, Madingley Road
Cambridge

CB4 0EZ
Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 33400

Research Interests

I am interested in understanding how processes within the Earth's mantle are manifest at the Earth's surface.  Blobs of buoyant, hot and dense, cold material within the Earth's mantle rise and fall forming domes and basins at the surface which are of order 1 km in amplitude and 1,000 km in diameter.  This process, which is known as dynamic topography, has profound transient effects on a number of geological processes.  My research interests involve observing the effect that dynamic topography has on processes such as landscape evolution, the sedimentary record, sea-level markers, heat flow and magmatism.

Keywords

Geophysics

Key Publications

Stephenson, S. N., White, N. J., Li, T. and Robinson, L. F. (2019). Disentangling interglacial sea level and global dynamic topography: Analysis of Madagascar, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 519, 61-69. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2019.04.029

Stephenson, S. N., Roberts, G. G., Hoggard, M. J. and Whittaker A. C. (2014).  A Cenozoic uplift history of Mexico and its surroundings from longitudinal river profiles, Geochem. Geophys. Geosys. 15, 4734-4758. doi:10.1002/2014GC005425.

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