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Gillian Foulger

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Name  Gillian Foulger
Notable awards  Price Medal
Academic advisor  Pall Einarsson

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Thesis  Seismological studies at the Hengill geothermal area, S.W. Iceland (1984)
Doctoral advisor  Pall Einarsson R. E. Long
Books  Plates Vs Plumes: A Geological Controversy
Alma mater  University of Cambridge, Durham University

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Gillian Rose Foulger (born 1952) is a British geologist and academic. She is Professor of Geophysics at Durham University. She is one of the leading proponents of alternative models to the established deep mantle thermal plume hypothesis. This work makes an important contribution to the understanding of volcanic and earthquake areas such as the Hawaii, Iceland and Yellowstone hotspots.


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For her work she was awarded the 2005 Price Medal "for investigations of outstanding merit in solid-earth geophysics, oceanography, or planetary sciences" of the Royal Astronomical Society. That same year she was also made a Fellow of the Icelandic National Academy of Sciences.

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Selected publications

  • Thatcher, Wayne; Foulger, G. R.; Julian, B. R.; Svarc, J.; Quilty, E.; Bawden, G. W. (12 March 1999). "Present-Day Deformation Across the Basin and Range Province, Western United States". Science. 283 (5408): 1714–1718. doi:10.1126/science.283.5408.1714. 
  • Foulger, G.R. (2005). Plates, Plumes, And Paradigms. Geological Society of America. p. 881. ISBN 0-8137-2388-4. 
  • Foulger, G.R. (2007). Plates, Plumes, and Planetary Processes. Geological Society of America. p. 998. ISBN 978-0-8137-2430-0. 
  • Foulger, G.R. (2010). Plates vs. Plumes: A Geological Controversy. Wiley-Blackwell. p. 364. ISBN 978-1-4051-6148-0. 
  • References

    Gillian Foulger Wikipedia