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Earth Institute Research Projects

Dynamic and Geochemical Evolution of the Lithospheric Mantle Beneath the Western Ross Sea, Antarctica

Lead PI: Dr. Cornelia Class

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

December 2010 - November 2015
Inactive
Southern Ocean ; Antarctica
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will constrain the geochemical evolution of the subconinental lithospheric mantle of the West Antarctic Rift System via a full chemical Sr-Nd-Os-He isotopic mapping of samples.

OUTCOMES: Thickness and age of the SCLM largely mapped.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$359,198

RESEARCH TEAM:

Steven Goldstein

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Carnegie Institution of Washington

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1043540&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

geochemistry seismology strontium ross sea helium isotopes lithospheric mantle neodymium osmium (os)