Side Edge of Kamchatka Slab

We installed 15 station seismic experiment funded by NSF, 1997-1999. The purpose was to image the subducting Pacific Plate below Eurasia.

  • Lees, J.M., J. VanDecar, E. Gordeev, A. Ozerov, M. Brandon, J. Park, and V. Levin, (2007) Three Dimensional Images of the Kamchatka-Pacific Plate Cusp, in Volcanism and Subduction: The Kamchatka Region, pp. 65-75
  • Yogodzinski, G.M., J.M. Lees, T.G. Churikova, F. Dorendorf, G. Woerner, and O.N. Volynets, (2001): Geochemical evidence for the melting of subducting oceanic lithosphere at plate edges, Nature, 409, 500-504
  • Davaille, A., and J.M. Lees, (2004) Thermal modeling of subducted plates: tear and hot spot at the Kamchatka corner, Earth Planet. Sci. Letts., 226 (3-4), 293-304, DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.07.024
  • Peyton, V., V. Levin, J. Park, M. Brandon, J. Lees, E. Gordeev, and A. Ozerov (2001) Mantle Flow at a Slab Edge: Seismic Anisotropy in the Kamchatka Region, Geophys. Res. Letts. 28(2), 379-382
  • Park, J., Levin, V., Brandon, M., Lees, J., Peyton, V., Gordeev, E., and Ozerov, A., (2002), A dangling slab, amplified arc volcanism, mantle flow and seismic anisotropy in the Kamchatka Plate Corner, in Stein, S., and Freymuller, J., eds., Plate Boundary Zones, p. 295-324
  • Map of SEKS experiment
    Detailed map of SEKS experiment
    Seismic Traces from Broadband Experiment: China, 570 km Depth
    Horizontal Tomography Slice of Kamchatka Slab
    Mantle Flow beneath Kamchatka
    Karymsky Volcano, 1999
    Lees working at Kliuchevskoi Volcano
    Other Projects

    Mt. St. Helens Stromboli/Etna Kamchatka Iceland SIFKRA
    Iceland 2005 Ecuador 2005 Ecuador, 2004 Guatemala, 2007
    Karymsky, Kamchatka Kamchatka Book S. California Japan