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Studies of lava spines at Mount St. Helens volcano.
Publication date: 2 May 2016
Palaeoceanography students newsletter article published.
Publication date: 28 April 2016
EGU 2016 Awards: Louis Néel Medal.
Publication date: 26 April 2016
New Carbon Nanostructures.
Publication date: 1 April 2016
Panta rhei, "everything flows".
Publication date: 18 March 2016
How mantle plumes interact with subducting slabs from the mid-mantle to the Earth’s surface.
Publication date: 29 February 2016
Deep Marine Systems.
Publication date: 12 February 2016
MSc in Global Management of Natural Resources
Publication date: 22 December 2015
Life exploded on Earth after slow rise of oxygen
Publication date: 18 December 2015
Viscosity jump in Earth’s mid-mantle.
Publication date: 11 December 2015
Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni and Colleagues publish their latest finding in Science.
A new examination of the Earth’s shape (non-hydrostatic geoid) with modern statistical techniques has revealed that the viscosity of Earth’s mantle increases by a factor of 10-100 but at depths far greater than previously thought. The jump occurs at around 1000 km, far deeper than expected based on the structure of Earth’s minerals. The new finding explains the stagnation of slabs and deflection of plumes seen in recent 3-D imaging of Earth’s mantle by seismic waves.