James H. Natland Professor of Marine Geology and Geophysics
Biography Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of California, San Diego, 1975.
Research Interests Igneous petrology and geochemistry of abyssal tholeiites and gabbros; ocean-island basalts; ultramafic xenoliths; island-arc/backarc petrology; regional geology of spreading ridges and linear island chains.
Course Taught The Ocean Crust: Origin, Natural History and Planetary Significance, MGG 585
Recent Publications 1992 Farley, K.A., Natland J.H. and Craig, H., Binary mixing of enriched and undegassed (primitive?) mantle components in lavas from Tutuila, American Samoa. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 111: 183-199.

1991 Natland, J.H., Meyer, P.S., Dick H.J.B. and Bloomer, S.H., Magmatic oxides and sulfides in gabbroic rocks from ODP Hole 735B and the later development of the liquid line of descent. In: Von Herzen, R.P., Robinson, P.T., et al. (eds), Proc. Ocean Drilling Program, 118: Sci. Results: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 75-111.

1989 Mahoney, J.J., Natland, J.H., White, W.M., Poreda, R., Fisher, R.L. and Baxter, A.N., Isotopic and geochemical provinces of the western Indian Ocean spreading centers. J. Geophys. Res., 94: 4033-4052.

1989 Natland, J.H., Partial melting of a lithologically heterogeneous mantle, 1: Inferences from crystallization histories of magnesian abyssal tholeiites from the Siqueiros Fracture Zone. In: Saunders, A.D. and Norry, M. (eds), Magmatism in the Ocean Basins: Geol. Soc. London, Spec. Publ. 42: 41-77.

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Last Revised: February 6 2000