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Feeling the pressure in sedimentary basins: the periodic venting of hot fluids from within the Earth
17 February, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Incredible amounts of water are trapped in the Earth’s subsurface, invisible even to regular surface-based observational techniques. In this talk (given twice on the same day- once at 3- and once at 6pm) Joe Cartwright, Professor of Earth Sciences at Oxford will show how some of this water flows beneath the surface from its repositories in sedimentary basins and upwards to the surface. Professor Cartwright will show how 3D seismic imaging can be used to show the uneven and highly focused flow of water that naturally occurs in our world and some of the processes involve.
Learn how mud volcanoes form, how methane is naturally and mass distributed into our oceans and about the controls that make liquids move in so many ways.
What’s more is that half an hour before each talk you can join the Geological Society for tea and coffee!
Entry is free but places are allocated via a ballot. To enter the ballot visit www.geolsoc.org.uk/lectureballot