2013 - Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
2007 - Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
1995 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Ken C. Macdonald mainly investigates Mid-ocean ridge, Seismology, Transform fault, Magma chamber and Ridge. The concepts of his Mid-ocean ridge study are interwoven with issues in Seafloor spreading, Seabed and Petrology. Specifically, his work in Seismology is concerned with the study of Tectonics.
His research in Transform fault intersects with topics in Lithosphere and Ridge. His research investigates the link between Lithosphere and topics such as Plate tectonics that cross with problems in Magnetic anomaly. His Ridge study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Rift valley, Hydrothermal circulation, Hydrothermal vent and Rift.
Ken C. Macdonald mostly deals with Seismology, Seafloor spreading, Ridge, Mid-ocean ridge and Transform fault. His Seismology study incorporates themes from Bathymetry and Magnetic anomaly. His research in Seafloor spreading focuses on subjects like Crust, which are connected to Pacific Plate.
His study on Mid-Atlantic Ridge is often connected to Crest as part of broader study in Ridge. Ken C. Macdonald focuses mostly in the field of Mid-ocean ridge, narrowing it down to matters related to Magma chamber and, in some cases, Caldera. Ken C. Macdonald has researched Transform fault in several fields, including Fracture zone and Microearthquake.
Lava, Seismology, Mid-ocean ridge, Petrology and Volcano are his primary areas of study. While the research belongs to areas of Lava, Ken C. Macdonald spends his time largely on the problem of Seafloor spreading, intersecting his research to questions surrounding Lithosphere and Pacific Plate. As part of his studies on Seismology, Ken C. Macdonald often connects relevant subjects like Ridge.
His Ridge research is multidisciplinary, relying on both Hydrothermal circulation and Bathymetry. His Mid-ocean ridge research integrates issues from Caldera and Crust. His Petrology research is multidisciplinary, incorporating elements of Magma chamber and Seamount.
His main research concerns Lava, Petrology, Mid-ocean ridge, Volcanism and Seismology. As a part of the same scientific study, Ken C. Macdonald usually deals with the Petrology, concentrating on Magma chamber and frequently concerns with Hotspot. His Mid-ocean ridge research incorporates themes from Seafloor spreading and Crust.
His biological study spans a wide range of topics, including Sill, Fault scarp and Magmatism. His work deals with themes such as Mantle wedge, Mantle and Oceanography, Upwelling, Seamount, which intersect with Volcanism. His Seismology research is mostly focused on the topic Volcano.
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East Pacific Rise: Hot Springs and Geophysical Experiments
F. N. Spiess;Ken C. Macdonald;T. Atwater;R. Ballard.
Mid-Ocean Ridges: Fine Scale Tectonic, Volcanic and Hydrothermal Processes Within the Plate Boundary Zone
Ken C. Macdonald.
Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences (1982)
A new view of the mid-ocean ridge from the behaviour of ridge-axis discontinuities
Ken C. Macdonald;P. J. Fox;L. J. Perram;M. F. Eisen.
Hydrothermal vent distribution along the East Pacific Rise crest (9°09′–54′N) and its relationship to magmatic and tectonic processes on fast-spreading mid-ocean ridges
Rachel M. Haymon;Daniel J. Fornari;Margo H. Edwards;Suzanne Carbotte.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1991)
East Pacific Rise from Siqueiros to Orozco Fracture Zones: Along-strike continuity of axial neovolcanic zone and structure and evolution of overlapping spreading centers
Ken Macdonald;Jean-Christophe Sempere;P. J. Fox.
Journal of Geophysical Research (1984)
Mid-ocean ridges: discontinuities, segments and giant cracks.
Ken C. Macdonald;Daniel S. Scheirer;Suzanne M. Carbotte.
Hydrothermal heat flux of the “black smoker” vents on the East Pacific Rise
Ken C. Macdonald;Keir Becker;F.N. Spiess;R.D. Ballard.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1980)
Overlapping spreading centres: new accretion geometry on the East Pacific Rise
Ken C. Macdonald;P. J. Fox.
Magmatic processes at superfast spreading mid‐ocean ridges: Glass compositional variations along the East Pacific Rise 13°–23°S
John M. Sinton;Suzanne M. Smaglik;John J. Mahoney;Ken C. Macdonald.
Journal of Geophysical Research (1991)
Deep-tow studies of the structure of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge crest near lat 37°N
Ken C. Macdonald;Bruce P. Luyendyk.
Geological Society of America Bulletin (1977)
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