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  ERC - Trans-Atlantic Imaging of Lithosphere Asthenosphere Boundary


The objectives of the TransAtlanticILAB project are to image the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary and characterise the nature of the lithosphere from its formation at mid-ocean ridges up to 75 Ma of age using a combination of different geophysical methods across the Atlantic Ocean.

Along with using seismological and magnetotelluric methods, we use a technology newly developed for the oil and gas exploration that is capable of providing a seismic reflection image down to 100 km depth with a few hundred metres resolution, resolving the controversy on the formation and evolution of the oceanic lithosphere once and for all, filling the gap between seismological and seismic reflection methods, opening up a new frontier of research, and creating synergy between academic and industrial research to address fundamental scientific problems.