Dept. of Geology and Geophysics
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Ph.D. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1970
B.S. University of Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1961
Geology and Geophysics
Scientist Emeritus, 2010, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Senior Scientist, 1989 to 2010, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Associate Scientist, May 1975 to May 1989, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Associate Scientist, January 1971-January 1975, University of Utrecht
(Vening Meinesz Laboratory) Department of Marine Geophysics
Assistant Scientist, January 1967-January 1971;
Research Associate, 1965-January 1967;
Member, American Geophysical Union
Honors, Vening Meinesz Award 1972
Participated in VML cruises since 1964 aboard H.Neth. M. Navy ships and
K.N.S.M. freight ships; participated in the NAVADO project onboard H. Neth.
M.S. SNELLIUS, seismic refraction studies in the North Sea basin and the
Netherlands-Surinam geotraverse aboard a variety of K.N.S.M. freight ships.
Spent 9 months at the Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory in 1971 on a grant
from the Netherlands Organization for the Advancement of Pure Research (ZWO).
High resolution analysis of marine magnetic anomalies and their bearing on plate
motions, reorganization of plate motions, evolution of accreting boundaries and
fracture zones, the nature of the seafloor spreading magnetic anomaly source layer
and its emplacement. The statistical relationship between magnetics, gravity and
bathymetry in the oceans. Detailed reconstruction of the North Atlantic history of
seafloor spreading. Stochastic processes of sea floor formation. Ridge crest
processes. Microplate tectonics. Virtual ocean crust simulations.
Schouten, H., M.A. Tivey, D.J. Fornari, and J.R. Cochran, The central anomaly magnetic high: Constraints on volcanic construction of seismic layer 2A at a fast-spreading midocean ridge, the East Pacific Rise at 9°30-50'N, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 169, 37-50, 1999.
Hooft, E.E.E., Schouten, H., & Detrick, R.S., 1996. Constraining crustal emplacement processes from the variation in seismic layer 2A thickness at the East Pacific Rise. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 142, 289-309, 1996.
Hussenoeder, S.A., M.A. Tivey, H. Schouten and R.C.Searle, 1996, Near-bottom magnetic survey of the mid-Atlantic Ridge axis, 24°-24°40'N: implications for crustal accretion at slow spreading ridges, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 22,051-22,069.
Schouten, Hans, Kim D. Klitgord and John A. Whitehead, Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges, Nature 317, 225-229.
Schouten, H., and Klitgord, K.D., 1994. Mechanistic solutions to the opening of the Gulf of Mexico, Geology 22, 507-510.
Schouten, H., Klitgord, K.D., & Gallo, D.G., 1993. Edge-driven microplate kinematics. J. Geophys. Res. 98, 6689-6701.
Klitgord, Kim D., and Hans Schouten, 1986. Plate kinematics of the Central Atlantic, in: Vogt, P.R. and Tucholke, B.E., eds., The Western Atlantic Region: Geological Society of America, The Geology of North America, M, 351-378.
Whitehead, John A., Henry J.B. Dick and Hans Schouten, 1984. A mechanism for magmatic accretion under spreading centers, 1985. Nature 312, 146-148.
Schouten, Hans and Charles R. Denham, 1979. Modeling the oceanic magnetic source layer, In: Deep drilling results in the Atlantic Ocean: Ocean crust, M. Talwani et al., eds. Maurice Ewing Series 2, Am. Geophys. Un., 151-159.
Schouten, Hans, and Keith McCamy, 1972. Filtering Marine Magnetic Anomalies, J. Geophys. Res., 77, 7089-7099.