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MARGINS
Entry ID: MARGINS
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Summary
Abstract: Continental margins are the Earth's principal loci for producing hydrocarbon and metal resources, for earthquake, landslide, volcanic and climatic hazards, and for the greatest population density. Despite the societal and economic importance of margins, many of the mechanical, fluid, chemical and biological processes that shape them are poorly understood. Progress is hindered by the sheer scope of the problems and by the space and time scales as well as the complexities of the processes. To overcome these obstacles, the earth science community has identified the outstanding scientific problems in continental margins research and the MARGINS Program is promoting research strategies that redirect traditional approaches to margin studies. In particular, the MARGINS Program will focus on the coordinated, interdisciplinary investigation of four fundamental initiatives; the Seismogenic Zone Experiment, the Subduction Factory, Rupturing Continental Lithosphere, and Sediment Dynamics and Strata Formation (Source to Sink). Each initiative is associated with two focus sites, research locations selected by the community to address the complete range of field, experimental and theoretical studies, over the full range of spatial and temporal scales needed to address fundamental questions associated with each initiative. The MARGINS Focus Sites are shown on this web page. The MARGINS Program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and is driven by input from, and interaction with the earth science community.

http://www.nsf-margins.org/MARGINS_Office/AboutMARGINS.html

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Description: Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Washington University in St. Louis.
Service Citation
Title: MARGINS
Provider: Washington University in St. Louis
URL: http://www.margins.wustl.edu/
Science Keywords
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM >BENTHIC HEAT FLOW   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM >HYDROTHERMAL VENTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM >RIFT VALLEYS   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >SEAMOUNTS   [Definition]
OCEANS >BATHYMETRY/SEAFLOOR TOPOGRAPHY >TRENCHES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >EARTHQUAKE MAGNITUDE/INTENSITY   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE >SEISMIC BODY WAVES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE >SEISMIC SURFACE WAVES   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FAULT MOVEMENT   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >FOLDS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >STRAIN   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >STRESS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >LAVA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY >ERUPTION DYNAMICS >MAGMA COMPOSITION/TEXTURE   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >VOLCANIC ACTIVITY   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM >ISLAND ARCS   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE VOLCANISM >MID-OCEAN RIDGES   [Definition]
OCEANS >MARINE GEOPHYSICS >PLATE TECTONICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >LITHOSPHERIC PLATE MOTION   [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >PLATE BOUNDARIES   [Definition]
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GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS
Service Provider
MARGINS, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Washington University in St. Louis

Service Provider Personnel
Name: MARGINS OFFICE
Email: margins at levee.wustl.edu
Contact Address:
MARGINS Office
Washington University in St. Louis
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
1 Brookings Drive, CB 1169
City: St. Louis
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 63105
Country: USA
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA

JULIE D. MORRIS
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 314-935-6926
Fax: 314-935-7361
Email: jmorris at levee.wustl.edu
Contact Address:
Washington University
Department of Earth and Planetary Science
Campus Box 1169
1 Brookings Dr
City: St. Louis
Province or State: MO
Postal Code: 63130-4899
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2005-02-24
SERF Last Revision Date: 2012-04-23
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