High Temperature Elastic Wave Speeds of Mantle Minerals and their Seismological Implications

  • Jackson, Ian (PI)
  • Liebermann, Robert (CoI)

    Project: Research

    Project Details


    Laboratory measurements of elastic wave speeds are critical for the interpretation of seismological models for the Earth s deep interior. During the past several years, research groups at ANU and Stony Brook University have separately been proving novel experimental techniques for measurement of the temperature dependence of elastic wave speeds. Now a timely collaboration is proposed in which we would exploit access to similar temperature ranges under two very different pressure regimes to examine the mixed pressure-temperature dependence of wave speeds that is so critical for the inference of chemical composition, mineralogical make-up, and temperature variations within the Earth s mantle.
    Effective start/end date21/07/0331/12/06


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