RIDGE Science Plan 1993-1997

Entry_ID: GCRIO 100 GCRIO_Inventory: 0 Entry_Title: RIDGE Science Plan 1993-1997 Document_Author: None Agency_Name: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Start_Date: 1993
Group: Summary
Audience_Interest_Guide: Science Institutes
Audience_Interest_Guide: Research Community

The purpose of this document is to present the scientific strategy to be
implemented over the next five years (1993-1997) to begin to achieve the
objectives of the RIDGE Initiative. The plan for each program element is
based on recommendations developed at a number of RIDGE meetings and
workshops that have been held over the past three years; this document
draws heavily on those reports. The plans are also influenced by and
contribute to, the coordinated international initiative with similar aims-
InterRidge. The research directories outlined in this document will be used
to issue annual RIDGE Program Announcements and to assess the relevance
and priority of proposals that are submitted for RIDGE support. Ultimately,
however, the work that is carried out as part of RIDGE will be driven by the
quality and diversity of proposals submitted by individual investigators, and
by the new scientific directions that emerge from RIDGE and InterRidge.
Clearly, much of the research that will be conducted later in the program will
depend on results from studies completed during the initial phases, as well as
the growth in funding levels for the program. Consequently, the plan
presented here is by no means final; it will need to be updated every few
years as the program progresses.
Group: Data_Center
Data_Center_Name: RIDGE Office
Dataset_ID: same as Entry_Title
Group: Data_Center_Contact
Last_Name: None
First_Name: None
Email: Internet>ridge@copper.whoi.edu
Phone: (508) 457-2000 ext 2587
Fax: (508) 457-2150
Group: Address
RIDGE Office
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Department of Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole, MA 02543
Storage_Medium: 101 pages of printed matter
Parameter: Geodynamic Features
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Earthquakes
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Erosion
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Geodesy
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Geothermal
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Gravity Fields
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Magnetic Fields
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Polar Motion
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Seismic
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Structures
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Tectonophysics
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Terrain Elevation
Parameter: Geodynamic Features > Volcanoes
Parameter: Geography and Land Cover
Parameter: Geological Parameters
Parameter: Ocean Dynamics
Discipline: Earth Science
Discipline: Hydrology
Discipline: Oceanography
Discipline: Environmental Science
Location: Global
Keyword: climate change
Keyword: modeling
Keyword: volcanoes
Keyword: tectonic plates
Keyword: sea floor
Keyword: vents
Keyword: hydrothermal emissions
Keyword: megaplume
Keyword: earth science
Keyword: crust
Keyword: ocean flux
Keyword: appendices
Keyword: illustrations