This summer has brought two new review papers: One in Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences that provides an overview of noble gas constraints on the origins of Earth’s volatiles, volatile delivery during accretion, the timing and extent of volatile loss, early-formed heterogeneities and their preservation over Earth history. One in Lithos (open access […]
NEW August 8, 2018 Our new paper published in Nature presents a model of xenon (Xe) cycling between the deep Earth and surface reservoirs. Volatiles (such as water, carbon dioxide, nitrogen and the noble gases) are outgassed from the Earth’s mantle due to volcanic activity. Surface volatiles are also injected into the mantle at subduction […]
Savannah Rodriguez was awarded the EPS department’s 2018 Ernest L. Ohle, Jr. Award! Savannah’s senior honors thesis was titled Boron Isotopic Constraints on Chemical Transport into the Deep Earth. Congratulations, Savannah!
We have set up our rock preparation and wet chemistry labs, and are in the process of building our custom gas processing line to support the noble gas mass spectrometer. Check here for updates!