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Deep Earth Mantle Phase Transition Maps: Studied by Time-Resolved Experiments

Project description

Mapping deep mantle transition

The lower mantle is the liquid inner layer of Earth, between 400 and 1 800 miles below its surface. Seismic tomography has helped provide three-dimensional mapping of the lower mantle. However, the interpretation of models to highlight such factors as geochemical heterogeneity or dynamic mantle flow has been mixed, and ambiguous. The EU-funded DEEP-MAPS project provides for what its creators call a novel class of time-resolved experiments that will help map lower-mantle phase transitions, their impact on physical properties and their seismic signature. What is more, DEEP-MAPS will examine the time-dependence of each phase transition, contributing to better scaling of geological processes.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-COG
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Host institution

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 261 100

Beneficiaries (1)

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 2 261 100
Address
Wellington Square University Offices
OX1 2JD Oxford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments