AfricaArray: Imaging the African Superplume Andy Nyblade , Dept. of Geosciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA Paul Dirks , School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Iris Workshop, Tucson June 10, 2006. www.africaarray.psu.edu.
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Andy Nyblade,Dept. of Geosciences, Penn State University, University Park, PA
Paul Dirks, School of Geosciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Iris Workshop, Tucson
June 10, 2006
AfricaArray - A public-private partnership supporting capacity building for Africa’s natural resource sector
“AfricaArray” = array of training programs + array of research projects + array of partnerships and collaborations+ array of scientific observatories
AfricaArray - a fortuitous convergence of many things
Anomalous elevation and bathymetry
(Nyblade and Robinson, 1994)
Park and Nyblade
Ritsema et al.
Owens et al.
Griffiths and Campbell, 1990
Vertical ground displacement
Implementation (3 phases over 10 years) Phase 1 (years 1-3, started Jan. 2005)
Phase 2 (years 4-6) & Phase 3 (years 7-10)
Mineral Education Trust Fund (S. Africa), London Bullion Market, BHP Billiton
Johannesburg, South Africa