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Tectonics and Structural Geology

Filippo Carboni

Filippo Carboni is a Post-doc in Structural Geology, at the University of Perugia, Italy. He spans his activity from Seismic profile interpretation to Remote Sensing by drone photogrametry and Satellite data, to sandbox analogue modelling. His research is focused on the study of mountain belts from their building to their dismantling. In addition is passion for field geology lead him to work as a Mountain Leader

Hawaii islands and the journey of Pele

Hawaii islands and the journey of Pele

Hotspot Theory How would you explain a series of volcanoes in the middle of the ocean such as the Hawaii, the Midway or the Canary islands? J.T. Wilson, in 1963, suggested they are formed by relatively small, long-lasting, and exceptionally hot regions of magma located beneath the Earth crust, so-called “hotspots” (Wilson, 1963). Firstly, he applied this idea to the Hawaiian Islands, but the conce ...[Read More]

Geomythology: Japan’s Earthquakes – The work of Namazu?

Geomythology: Japan’s Earthquakes – The work of Namazu?

Welcome to this first post on the EGU TS blog’s newest series on Geomythology. Plate tectonic theory has existed for just over half a century but the Earth beneath us has always been active. In this series we explore historical and mythological explanations to tectonic phenomena we now understand, such as earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, and others.   Japanese Earthquakes Japan is one of th ...[Read More]