Andy Nyblade


I was born and raised in Tanzania, and I have spent the better part of the past 20 years conducting geophysical studies in eastern and southern Africa, including seismology, heat flow, gravity, and paleomagnetics. During the past 10 years, I, together with students and colleagues, have conducted broadband seismic projects in Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia and Cameroon. My research is focused on understanding the structure and evolution of continental lithosphere and its relationship to mantle dynamics. Topics of interest include the formation of rift valleys, the origin of hotspot tectonism, the deep structure of Archean cratons, and plateau uplift. More information about me can be found on my website.

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