School of Earth and Environment

Joe Cann Prof Joe Cann

Emeritus Professor of Oceanography

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Room: 10.17g

Affiliation: Earth Surface Science Institute, Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics


  • Cann JR; Mccaig AM; Yardley BWD (2015) Rapid generation of reaction permeability in the roots of black smoker systems, Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus, Geofluids, 15, pp.179-192. doi: 10.1111/gfl.12117
  • Smith DK; Escartin J; Schouten H; Cann JR (2008) Fault rotation and core complex formation: significant processes in seafloor formation at slow-spreading mid-ocean ridges, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 9, pp.pp.3. doi: 10.1029/2007GC001699
  • Smith DK; Cann JR; Escartin J (2006) Widespread active detachment faulting and core complex formation near 13°N on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Nature, 442, pp.440-443. doi: 10.1038/nature04950
  • Soule SA; Fornari DJ; Perfit MR; Ridley WI; Reed M; Cann JR (2006) Incorporation of seawater into mid-ocean ridge lava flows during emplacement, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 252, pp.289-307. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.09.043
  • Cann JR; Smith DK (2005) Evolution of volcanism and faulting in a segment of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 25°N, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 6, pp.1-20. doi: 10.1029/2005GC000954
  • Cann JR; Gillis KM (2004) Hydrothermal insights from the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus, In: Davis E; Elderfield H (Ed) Hydrology of the oceanic lithosphere, Cambridge University Press, pp.274-310.
  • Cannat M; Cann JR; Maclennnan J (2004) Some hard rock constraints on the supply of heat to mid-ocean ridges, In: German CR; Lin J; Parson LM (Ed) Mid-ocean ridges: Hydrothermal interactions between the lithosphere and oceans, Geophysical Monographs, 148, AGU, Washington DC, pp.111-150.
  • Perfit MR; Cann JR; Fornari DJ; Engels JL; Smith DK; Ridley WI; Edwards MH (2003) Interaction of sea water and lava during submarine eruptions at mid-ocean ridges, Nature, 426, pp.62-64. doi: 10.1038/nature02032
  • Engels JL; Edwards MH; Fornari DJ; Perfit MR; Cann JR (2003) A new model for submarine volcanic collapse formation, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 4, pp.pp.1077. doi: 10.1029/2002GC000483
  • Cann JR (2003) The Troodos Ophiolite and the upper ocean crust: a reciprocal traffic in scientific concepts, In: Dilek Y; Newcomb S (Ed) Ophiolite concept and the evolution of geological thought, Geological Society of America Special Paper, 373, Geological Society of America, pp.309-321.
  • Blackman DK; Karson JA; Kelley DS; Cann JR; Fruh-Green GL; Gee JS; Hurst SD; John BE; Morgan JP; Nooner SL; Ross DK; Schroeder TJ; Williams EA (2002) Geology of the Atlantis Massif (Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 30°N): Implications for the evolution of an ultramafic oceanic core complex, Marine Geophysical Researches, 23, pp.443-469. doi: 10.1023/B:MARI.0000018232.14085.75
  • Cann JR; Prichard HM; Malpas JG; Xenophontos C (2001) Oceanic inside corner detachments of the Limassol Forest area, Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus, Journal of the Geological Society, 158, pp.757-767.
  • Cann JR; Banks DA (2001) Constraints on the genesis of the mineralization of the Alston Block, Northern Pennine Orefield, northern England, Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological Society, 53, pp.187-196.
  • Humphris SE; Cann JR (2000) Constraints on the energy and chemical balances of the modern TAG and ancient Cyprus seafloor sulfide deposits, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105, pp.28477-28488.
  • Mehrabi B; Yardley BWD; Cann JR (1999) Sediment-hosted disseminated gold mineralisation at Zarshuran, NW Iran, Mineralium Deposita, 34, pp.673-696.
  • De Matos Mello S; Cann JR; Fowler CMR (1999) Anomalous mantle at 45 degrees N Mid-Atlantic Ridge?, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, pp.29335-29349.
  • Little CTS; Cann JR; Herrington RJ; Morisseau M (1999) Late Cretaceous hydrothermal vent communities from the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus, Geology, 27, pp.1027-1030.
  • Smith DK; Tivey MA; Schouten H; Cann JR (1999) Locating the spreading axis along 80km of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge south of the Atlantis Transform, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, pp.7599-7612.
  • Bowler S; Cann JR (1999) The Fiery Deep: Exploring a new Earth. BRIDGE Newsletter, BRIDGE Newsletter, 17, .
  • Smith DK; Cann JR (1999) Constructing the upper crust of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge: a reinterpretation based on the Puna Ridge, Kilauea Volcano, Journal of Geophysical Research, 104, pp.25379-25399.
  • Blackman DK; Cann JR; Janssen BJR; Smith DK (1998) Origin of extensional core complexes: evidence from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Atlantis Fracture Zone, Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, pp.21315-21333.
  • Smith DK; Cann JR (1998) Mid-Atlantic Ridge volcanic processes: how erupting lava forms Earth's anatomy, Oceanus, 41, pp.11-14.
  • Cann JR (1998) Subtle minds and mid-ocean ridges, Nature, 393, pp.625-627.
  • Spencer S; Smith DK; Cann JR; Lin J; McAllister E (1997) Structure and stability of non-transform discontinuities on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between 24°N and 30°N, Marine Geophysical Researches, 19, pp.339-362.
  • Cann JR; Blackman DK; Smith DK; McAllister E; Janssen BJR; Mello S; Avgerinos E; Pascoe AR; Escartin J (1997) Corrugated slip surfaces formed at ridge-transform intersections on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Nature, 385, pp.329-332.
  • McAllister E; Cann JR (1996) Initiation and evolution of boundary-wall faults along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, 25-29°N, In: MacLeod; J C; Tyler; A P; Walker; L C (Ed) Tectonic, Magmatic, Hydrothermal and Biological Segmentation of Mid-Ocean Ridges, Geological Society Special Publication, 118, Geological Society Publishing House, pp.29-48.