[Geodynamics] AGU session DI014: Structure, dynamics and evolution of Earth's deep mantle

Maxim Ballmer ballmer at hawaii.edu
Tue Jul 26 18:54:11 AEST 2016

Dear all,

We are welcoming your abstract submissions to the session “*DI014:
Structure, dynamics and evolution of Earth's deep mantle*” at the AGU Fall
Meeting, December 12-16, 2016.

Invited Abstracts:
Hanika Rizo <http://www.geotop.ca/en/members/regular/810-rizo-hanika.html>,
Universite du Quebec a Montreal
Sanne Cottaar <http://www.esc.cam.ac.uk/directory/dr-sanne-cottaar>,
University of Cambridge

submission deadline: 3 August 23:59 EDT.
Please submit your attracts to
http://fallmeeting.agu.org/2016/abstract-submissions/. *Session description
see below.*

We look forward to seeing you in December!


Bethany Chidester, James Wookey, Jasper Konter, and Maxim Ballmer


Session Description:
The lower mantle is an enigmatic and important region of the Earth,
comprising a significant volume of the planet and driving much of the
dynamics observed on the surface. For example, the lowermost layer of this
region serves as a boundary between the iron-rich core and the silicate
mantle. As such, it sets the heat flux out of the core, effectively
regulating convection in the greater mantle and the generation of the
geodynamo in the core. Additionally, the lower mantle serves as a graveyard
for subducted slabs and as a region of plume generation, making its
chemistry uncertain and heterogeneous. This session focuses on the dynamics
and evolution of this region, including (but not limited to) seismic
observations, high-pressure mineralogy and chemistry of relevant materials,
dynamic simulations and geochemical models and observations through time.

Session ID: 13531
Primary Section/Focus Group: Studies of Earth's Deep Interior (cross-listed
with Mineral and Rock Physics, Seismology and Volcanology, Geochemistry and

Session Conveners: Bethany Chidester (University of Chicago), Maxim Ballmer
(ETH Zurich), Jasper Konter (University of Hawaii) and James Wookey
(University of Bristol)

* Maxim D. Ballmer*

*Oberassistent @ Inst. Geophysics, ETH ZurichAffiliated Scientist @ ELSI,
Tokyo Tech*
office:  NO H9.3, Sonneggstrasse 5, CH-8092 Zurich
http:// <http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/POSTDOC/ballmer/>*jupiter.ethz.ch/~ballmerm/
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