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Testing the Slab Connection: A 10Be and 10Be/9Be Tracer Study in the Transmexican Volcanic Belt

Lead PI: Dr. Susanne M. Straub , Dr. Joerg Michael Schaefer

Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

April 2019 - March 2021
Active
Central America ; North America ; Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) ; Nacional Autónoma de México Centro de Geociencias (UNAM-CGEO)
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will analyse the cosmogenic tracer 10Be in young arc volcanic rock in the Transmexican Volcanic Belt. The presence of 10Be is an unambiguous proof of recycling through the 100 deep subduction zone.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$139,795

RESEARCH TEAM:

Arturo Gomez-Tuena, Ramon Espinasa-Perena

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Centro de Geociencias (UNAM-CGEO), Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres (CENAPRED)

KEYWORDS

subduction recycling andesite volcanic arc cosmogenic 10be

THEMES

Earth fundamentals