Dr. Sally Morgan

Research Fellow
Sally Morgan
Sally Morgan

UK IODP Knowledge Exchange Fellow

BGS Marine Operations & Engineering, Logging Specialist

Adjunct Associate Research Scientist (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory)

Direct Contact:
T: 0116 252 3922
E: sally.morgan@le.ac.uk

Tw: @Sci_fOD

Room:  G43, Bennett Building

Research Group: Geophysics and Borehole Research Group
Research Programme:
IODP

Projects

  • IODP Expedition 357, Atlantis Massif Serpentinization & Life, RRS James Cook, 26 October to 11 December 2015: Petrophysics Staff Scientist.  A major goal of this project is to better understand the role of serpentinization in driving hydrothermal systems, in sustaining microbiological communities, and in the sequestration of carbon in ultramafic rocks.
  • British Geological Survey RockDrill2 Test Cruise, NLV Pharos, 17-30 August 2015, Downhole Logging Specialist.
  • IODP Expedition 352, Izu-Bonin-Mariana Forearc, JOIDES Resolution, 30 July 2014 to 29 September 2014:  Logging Staff Scientist.  This project aims to examine early processes in magmatic evolution, chemostratigraphy and arc crustal accretion that are associated with subduction initiation at intra-oceanic convergent plate margins.  Most up-to-date research was presented at EGU 2015.
  • BRITICE-CHRONO:  Research Partner.  This 5-year NERC-funded consortium aims to collect and date material to constrain the timing and rates of change of the marine influenced sectors of the collapsing British-Irish Ice Sheet (BIIS). Sailed as core physical properties specialist on cruise JC126 on RRS James Cook, 3 July to 3 August 2015.
  • Newark Basin Coring Project (TW4):  Project Scientist.  In 2013 a 550 m hole was drilled on the LDEO campus with the bottom 350 m being cored, recovering material from the Palisades Sill, Newark Basin and the underlying metamorphic basement.
  • Lake Windermere Coring Project: Acquisition of multi-sensor core logger (MSCL) data from shallow cores taken from Lake Windermere to help investigate ice sheet behaviour at the Last Glacial Maximum.  Collaboration with BGS and NOC.
  • IODP Expedition 340, Lesser Antilles Volcanoes and Landslides, JOIDES Resolution, March-April 2012:  Logging Staff Scientist with Angela Slagle (LDEO).  Post-cruise research will focus on the FMS images acquired during the expedition. The images will be calibrated using core images and core data and will then be integrated with other data types to provide a documentary of the sedimentary and structural features across the Lesser Antilles Arc.
  • MAREMAP, RRS James Cook, April-May 2011:  MSCL measurements on giant piston cores, vibrocores and rockdrill cores from the Northern Channel and Hebrides.  Collaboration with BGS.
  • ArcticNet, CCGS Amundsen, Sept-Oct  2010:  MSCL measurements on piston cores from the Beaufort Sea, Canada.  Collaboration with Geotek Ltd.
  • More projects

Publications

  • Hornbach, M, et al., submitted March 2015.  High pore pressure in Lesser Antilles submarine slide deposits inferred from seismic velocities and rock physics models. Journal of Geophysical Research.
  • Harper, B, et al., accepted March 2015.  Mixed carbonate-silicate sedimentation along the Great Barrier Reef upper slope: a challenge of the reciprocal sedimentation model. Journal of Sedimentary Research.
  • IODP Expedition 352 Preliminary Report
  • Le Friant, A, et al., 2015. Submarine record of volcanic island construction and collapse in the Lesser Antilles arc: First scientific drilling of submarine volcanic island landslides by IODP Expedition 340, G-cubed, 16, 420-442.
  • IODP Expedition 340 Proceedings
  • Iturrino, G, et al., 2013. Performance of the Wireline Heave Compensation System Onboard D/V JOIDES Resolution, Scientific Drilling, 15.
  • Yokoyama, Y, Webster, J M, Cotterill, C, Braga, J C, Jovane, L, Mills, H, Morgan S, Suzuki, A, and the IODP Expedition 325 Scientists, 2011. IODP Expedition 325:  Great Barrier Reefs Reveal Past Sea-Level, Climate and Environmental Changes Since the Last Ice Age, Scientific Drilling, 12.
  • Alt, J, Laverne, C, Coggon, R, Teagle, D, Banerjee, N, Morgan, S, Smith-Duque, C, Harris, M and Galli, L, 2010. The subsurface structure of a submarine hydrothermal system in ocean crust formed at the East Pacific Rise, ODP/IODP Site 1256, G-Cubed.
  • Manga, M, et al., 2012. Heat flow in the Lesser Antilles island arc and adjacent back arc Grenada basin, G-cubed.
  • Osleger, D A, Zierenberg, R A, Suchanek, T H, Stoner, J S, Morgan, S and Adam, D P, 2008. Clear Lake sediments: Anthropogenic changes in physical sedimentology and magnetic response, Ecological Applications, v. 18, no. 8, suppl. Pp. A239-A256.
  • Wilson, D S, et al., 2006. Drilling to gabbro in intact ocean crust, Science, v. 312, 5776, pp1016-1020.
  • Wilding, M C, Smellie, J L, Morgan, S, Lesher, C E & Wilson, L, 2004. Cooling process recorded in subglacially erupted rhyolite glasses:  Rapid quenching, thermal buffering, and the formation of meltwater, Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 109.

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