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Details of Professor Graham K. Westbrook   


Gender male
Job title Emeritus Professor of Geophysics
Department School of Earth Sciences
University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Edgbaston
B15 2TT
Regions Black Sea
Tel 44 121 414 6153
Fax 44 121 414 4942
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Website http://www.bham.ac.uk/EarthSciences/
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Degree Ph.D. University of Durham,
Job type Teaching/Education , Research
Research Area(s) Marine Geology, Geophysics , Marine Geology, Geophysics
Research Activities Marine geophysical investigations of accretionary complexes and crustal structure at convergent plate boundaries, including associated seeps and vents, mud volcanoes etc. Techniques employed: seismic reflection and refraction, sidescan sonar, multibeam bathymetry, heat flow, gravity and magnetic anomalies. Participation in Ocean Drilling Project.
Research Region Arctic, 35, Atlantic, eastern Pacific, Mediterranean
PUBLICATIONS (as reported by Professor Graham WESTBROOK)

Exley, R.J.K., Westbrook, G.K., Haacke, R.R., Peacock, S. 2010. Detection of seismic anisotropy using ocean bottom seismometers: a case study from the northern headwall of the Storegga Slide, Geophysical Journal International, 183, 188-210, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2010.04730.x.
Gutscher, M.-A., Dominguez, S., Westbrook, G.K., Leroy, P. 2009. Deep structure, recent deformation and analog modeling of the Gulf of Cadiz accretionary wedge: implications for the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, Tectonophysics, 475, 85–97, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2008.11.031. Peacock, S., Westbrook, G.K., and Bais, G. 2010. S-wave velocities and anisotropy in sediment entering the Nankai subduction zone, offshore Japan, Geophysical Journal International, 180, 743–758 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04430.x Plaza-Faverola, A., Westbrook, G.K., Ker, S., Exley, R.J.K., Gailler, A., Minshull, T.A., and Broto, K. 2010. Evidence from 3D seismic tomography for a substantial accumulation of gas hydrate in a fluid-escape chimney in the Nyegga pockmark field, offshore Norway, Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, B08104, doi:10.1029/2009JB007078.
Westbrook, G.K., Thatcher, K.E., Rohling, E.J., Piotrowski, A.M., Pälike, H., Osborne, A.H., Nisbet, E.G., Minshull, T.A., Lanoisellé, M., James, R.H., Hühnerbach, V., Green, D., Fisher, R.E., Crocker, A.J., Chabert, A., Bolton, C.T., Beszczynska-Möller, A., Berndt, C., Aquilina, A. 2009. Escape of methane gas from the seabed along the West Spitsbergen continental margin. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L15608, doi:10.1029/2009GL039191.
Haacke, R.R, Westbrook, G.K. and Peacock, S. 2009. Layer stripping of shear-wave splitting in marine PS-waves: an investigation into the practical limits of resolution. Geophysical Journal International 176, 782-804, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-246X.2008.04060.x Foucher, J.P., Westbrook, G.K., Boetius, A., Ceramicola, S., Dupré, S., Mascle, J., Mienert, J., Pfannkuche, O., Pierre, C., Praeg, D. 2009. Structure and drivers of cold seep ecosystems, Oceanography, 22(1), 92-109. Gutscher, M-A, Dominguez, S., Westbrook, G.K., Gente, P., Babonneau, N., Mulder, T., Bartolome, R., Rosas, F. and the Delila and DelSis Scientific Teams. 2009. Tectonic shortening and gravitational spreading in the Gulf of Cadiz accretionary wedge: observations from multi-beam bathymetry and seismic profiling, Marine and Petroleum Geology, 26, 647-659, doi:10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2007.11.008. Gutscher, M-A and Westbrook, G.K. 2009. Great earthquakes in slow-subduction, low-taper margins, in S. Lallemand and F. Funiciello (eds.), Subduction Zone Geodynamics, p.119-133, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg,119 doi: 10.1007/978-3-540-87974-9.

Group(s): GLODIR
Created: 1999-11-08 Last Updated: 2011-09-09 by Graham WESTBROOK