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Richard N. Hey Faculty

Richard N. Hey

Ph.D., Princeton University, 1975

Home Page: http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/HIGP/Faculty/hey
Email: hey@soest.hawaii.edu
Office: HIG 315
Phone Number: (808) 956-8972
Fax Number: (808) 956-3189

University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology
2525 Correa Road, HIG 315
Honolulu, HI 96822

Research Interests:
Plate tectonics, Marine geology and geophysics

My current research involves the tectonic evolution of the Reykjanes Ridge and its interaction with the Iceland hotspot. Based on data we collected on a 2007 marine geophysical expedition that showed the conventional plate tectonic wisdom that has guided research in this area for 40 years is wrong, we (Hey et al., 2010) have proposed an alternative propagating rift model for the diachronous V-shaped bathymetric and gravity V-shaped ridges, scarps and troughs flanking the Reykjanes Ridge which had previously been thought to prove the existence of a pulsing Iceland plume.

Elected as AGU Fellow in 2000.

Publications Link:  http://www.higp.hawaii.edu/publications/faculty/Hey_Pubs.pdf

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