Planetary Chemistry

University of Cambridge | Oliver Shorttle

Hot mantle rising

Hot mantle rises from Earth’s deep interior causing massive volcanic episodes when it melts to produce magmas in the shallow regions of Earth’s upper mantle.  A comment piece I wrote in Nature Geosciences, discussing the results of a study by Trela et al. quantifying just how hot Earth’s mantle can get, was discussed in interview on Radio 4’s inside science.

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