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Mobility of Volatiles in the Earth’s Mantle by Experimental and Numerical Technics

Project description

Investigating volatile movement in Earth’s mantle

Volatile cycling is a key process that regulates habitability on Earth. Large amounts of volatile elements such as carbon and hydrogen are stored deep in the mantle. Earth scientists are now focusing on further understanding carbon exchange between the mantle and exosphere. However, they lack knowledge regarding the mobility and migration rates of volatile-bearing melts, which are important conveyors of volatiles. With EU funding, the MoVEMENT project will capitalise on new experimental methods at synchrotron sources to acquire data on the density and viscosity of carbon-bearing melts at different conditions. Experimental data will serve as input to computational models that will allow accurate prediction of the mobility of volatile-bearing melts in a range of temperatures and pressures.


Net EU contribution
€ 162 806,40
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00