Imperial College London

Prof Jenny Collier

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Earth Science & Engineering

Professor of Marine Geophysics



+44 (0)20 7594 6443jenny.collier CV




4.46Royal School of MinesSouth Kensington Campus






BibTex format

author = {Collier, J},
journal = {Planet Earth},
pages = {26--27},
title = {Splitting continents},
year = {2010}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

AB - Jenny Collier describes how her team is doing research work to know why providing some pairs of continents trigger lots of volcanoes when they break apart, while others do not. The consensus among scientists before her team's work was that these very different styles of break-up are controlled by the temperature of the mantle beneath the separating continents. They arranged for geophysical instruments from four different organizations to be delivered in three 30ft containers. Planning for the cruise in 2002 and 2003 was tense, with the build-up to the Iraq war resulting in several changes to their port and start date. One highlight for the novice sailors on board was an ancient maritime initiation to mark their first crossing the line with a colorful ceremony in which the ship's crew played the traditional roles of Neptune and his court.
AU - Collier,J
EP - 27
PY - 2010///
SN - 1479-2605
SP - 26
TI - Splitting continents
T2 - Planet Earth
ER -