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Details of Mr Marco Ligi   


Gender male
Job title Senior Researcher
Department Marine Geology - UOS Bologna
Via Gobetti, 101
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Degree Msci
Job type Research
Research Area(s) Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine Geology, Geophysics
Research Activities Transition from a continental to an oceanic rift: geology and bio-geochemistry of the Northern Red Sea. Geology and geophysics of the Antarctica plate boundaries to the south of the Bouvet Triple Junction (South Atlantic)
Research Region Equatorial Atlantic, 71, Red Sea
Skills/Expertise Geophysics of basic processes at accretionary plate boundaries. Mantle flow modelling. Multichannel seismic data acquisition, processing and interpretation. Multibeam acquisition and data processing. Inversion and modeling of gravity data along Mid Ocean Ridges. Numerical carthography and geo-marine data base management.
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Mr Marco LIGI)

Doglioni, C., Ligi, M., Scrocca, D., Bigi, S., Bortoluzzi, G., Carminati, E., Cuffaro, M., D?Oriano, F., Forleo, V., Muccini, F., Riguzzi, F. [2012] The tectonic puzzle of the Messina area (Southern Italy): Insights from new seismic reflection data. Scientific Reports 2, doi:10.1038/srep00970.
Ligi, M., Bonatti, E., Bortoluzzi, G., Cipriani, A., Cocchi, L., Caratori Tontini, F., Carminati, E., Ottolini, L., Schettino, A. [2012] Birth of an ocean in the Red Sea: Initial pangs, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 13, Q08009, doi:10.1029/2012GC004155.
Ligi, M., Bonatti, E., Caratori Tontini et al. [2011] Initial Burst of Oceanic Crust Accretion in the Red Sea Due to Edge-Driven Mantle Convection, Geology, 39 (11).
Ligi, M., Bonatti, E., Brunelli, D., Cipriani, A., Ottolini, L. [2011] Water in Mid Ocean Ridge Basalts: Some Like it Hot, Some Like it Cold. In: Marine Research at CNR . DTA, vol. DTA/06-2011, 671-690, Roma:Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, ISSN: 2239-5172.
Ligi M., M. Cuffaro, F. Chierici and A. Calafato [2008] Three-dimensional passive mantle flow beneath mid-ocean ridges: an analytical approach. Geophys.J.Inter., 175(2), 783-805.
Ligi M., E. Bonatti, A. Cipriani and L. Ottolini [2005] Water-rich basalts at mid-ocean-ridge cold spots Nature, 434, 66-69.
Bonatti E., M. Ligi, D. Brunelli, A. Cipriani, P. Fabretti, L. Gasperini and L. Ottolini [2003] Mantle thermal pulses below the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and temporal variations in the formation of oceanic lithosphere, Nature, 423, 499-505.
Ligi M., E. Bonatti, L. Gasperini, and A.N.B. Poliakov [2002] Oceanic broad multifault transform plate boundaries, Geology, 30, 11-14.
Bonatti E., D. Brunelli, P. Fabretti, M. Ligi, R.A. Portaro and M. Seyler [2001] Steady-state creation of crust-free lithosphere at cold spots in mid-ocean ridges, Geology, 979-982.
Ligi M., E. Bonatti, G. Bortoluzzi, G. Carrara, P. Fabretti, D. Penitenti, D. Gilod, A.A. Peyve, S. Skolotnev and N. Turko [1997] Death and transfiguration of a triple junction in the South Atlantic, Science, 276, 243-245.
Bonatti E., M. Ligi, A.M. Borsetti, L. Gasperini, A. Negri and R. Sartori [1996] Lower Cretaceous deposits trapped near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Nature, 380, 518-520.

Created: 2008-03-26 Last Updated: 2013-07-18 by Marco LIGI