RAS Ordinary Meeting

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Talks: • RAS 2015 GROUP AWARD (A)
Dr Simon Garrington (Manchester)
High resolution radio imaging with e-MERLIN • Professor Alberto Vecchio (Birmingham)
Searching for gravitational waves • RAS 2015 HAROLD JEFFREYS LECTURE
Professor Tony Watts
Plate flexure and its implications for geological processesPlate flexure is a phenomena that is manifest in a wide range of geological processes including volcanism, sedimentation, erosion and extensional and compressional tectonics. By comparing the surfaces of flexure generated by the shifts in loads associated with these processes, we have learnt a considerable amount about the rheology and behaviour of planetary lithospheres on both short and long time scales.
This lecture will explore the universitality of plate flexure and its implications for surface and deep mantle processes and the links between them.