[CIG-ALL] CIDER Working Group on Mantle Physical State
Derek.Schutt at colostate.edu
Wed Nov 30 16:19:14 PST 2016
Hi, can you please send out this announcement? Thanks. -Derek
Colorado State University
We are happy to announce the formation of a CIDER working group on the physical state of the mantle lithosphere and asthenosphere. A principal goal is to write a review paper that summarizes what is known about the composition and temperatures of this part of the Earth and to summarize the present state of knowledge on the effects of composition, temperature, pressure, melting, LPO, and other characteristics on observables that include seismic velocities, conductivity, basalt chemistry, and density.
We intend to start work on the paper immediately, initially using a Google Doc platform. We plan to meet at AGU from 2:30-3:30 on Wednesday December 14, to discuss further and begin to coordinate tasks. Tentatively we will be at the tables in the right-hand side of the Moscone South poster room, but we will keep interested parties informed if this changes.
In spring 2017, we will meet again at Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Our goal is to get the paper finalized by the start of summer (which is when our CIDER minigrant will expire).
Please email Derek if you have any questions or wish to express specific or broad interest. We understand that not everyone will be able to make the initial AGU meeting.
Thanks and Best Regards,
Derek Schutt (Derek.schutt at colostate.edu)
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