[Geodynamics] AGU session DI014: Structure, dynamics and evolution of Earth's deep mantle
ballmer at hawaii.edu
Tue Jul 26 18:54:11 AEST 2016
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.
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
We look forward to seeing you in December!
Bethany Chidester, James Wookey, Jasper Konter, and Maxim Ballmer
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,
office: NO H9.3, Sonneggstrasse 5, CH-8092 Zurich
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