Thread: Fall AGU Abstracts: Consequences of mantle phase transitions

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Topics: AGU Meetings
Christine Hernlund
2017-07-21 17:40:36
Please join us at Fall AGU to share and discuss the latest and greatest developments regarding the
"Consequences of mantle phase transitions” Session: DI005

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Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Masayuki Nishi, Ehime University
“The high-pressure phase transitions of hydroxides”

Natalia Solomotova, Caltech
"Computational and experimental studies of iron-bearing carbonates and silicate glasses at lower mantle pressures.”

Session ID#: 24873
Session Description:
This session focuses on phase transformations of mantle materials at high pressure-temperature conditions and their seismic and dynamic manifestations in the Earth’s interior. The recent developments in seismic methods, as well as the blooming of seismic data from expanded seismic networks, continuously improve the imaging of global and regional phase transitions and seismic structure in their vicinity which can reveal local dynamics. Improving mineral physics constraints on the elastic properties, partitioning behavior, phase stability, and transformations in the major mantle minerals enable interpretation of seismic observations in terms of changes in mineral structure, spin state of iron, and distribution of volatiles such as water. We aim to bring together contributions from mineral physics, dynamics, and seismology that inform and improve our understanding of mantle phase transitions.
Primary Convener:
Christine T Houser, Earth-Life Science Institute, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan
Jin Zhang, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Laura J Cobden, Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands

MR - Mineral and Rock Physics
S - Seismology
Index Terms:

1025 Composition of the mantle [GEOCHEMISTRY]
1038 Mantle processes [GEOCHEMISTRY]
3924 High-pressure behavior [MINERAL PHYSICS]
7203 Body waves [SEISMOLOGY]
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