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Work Address: Donna Blackman
              IGPP, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
              La Jolla, Ca 92093-0225

Office phone: (858) 534-8813 
Fax:          (858) 534-5332 


Using Seismic Anisotropy to Understand the Pattern of Mantle Flow Beneath Oceanic Spreading Centers

Continuing investigation of an Oceanic Core Complex

Calibration of acoustic propagation in the Indian Ocean: research in support of a nuclear test monitoring system


ESYS102 Lecture Notes

Some Recent Publications:

Blackman, D.K., H-R. Wenk, J-M. Kendall, Seismic anisotropy in the upper mantle: 1. Factors that affect mineral texture and effective elastic properties, G-Cubed 10.1029/2001GC000248, 2002.

Blackman, D.K. and J-M. Kendall, Seismic anisotropy in the upper mantle: 2. Predictions for current plate boundary flow models, G-Cubed 10.1029/2001GC000247, 2002.

Kelley, D.S., J.A. Karson, D.K. Blackman & 19 others, An off-axis hydrothermal vent field near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 30N, Nature 412, 145-149, 2001.

Blackman, D.K., C.E. Nishimura, J.A. Orcutt, Seismoacoustic recordings of a spreading center episode on the Mohns Ridge, J. Geophys. Res. 105, 10,961-10,973, 2000.

Blackman, DK, JR Cann, B. Janssen, DK Smith, Origin of extensional core complexes: evidence from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Atlantis fracture zone, J. Geophys. Res. 103, 21,315-21334, 1998.

Forsyth, D.W., D.S. Scheirer, S.C. Webb, L.M. Dorman, J.A. Orcutt, A.J. Harding, D.K. Blackman, J. Phipps Morgan, R.S. Detrick, Y. Shen, C.J. Wolfe, J.P. Canales, D.R. Toomey A.F. Sheehan, S.C. Solomon, W.S.D. Wilcock, Imaging the Deep Seismic Structure beneath a mid-ocean ridge: the MELT Experiment, Science 218, 1215- 1218, 1998.

Blackman, DK, Variation in lithospheric stress along ridge-transform plate boundaries, Geophys. Res. Lett. 24, 461-464 1997.

Blackman, D.K. and J-M. Kendall, Sensitivity of teleseismic body waves to mineral texture and melt in the mantle beneath a mid-ocean ridge, Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. Lond. A.355f, 217-231, 1997.