Entries by Laura Carter

Effect of melt composition on crustal carbonate assimilation: Implications for the transition from calcite consumption to skarnification and associated CO2 degassing

Laura B. Carter, Rajdeep Dasgupta Carter, L. B., and R. Dasgupta (2016), Effect of melt composition on crustal carbonate assimilation: Implications for the transition from calcite consumption to skarnification and associated CO2degassing, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 17, doi:10.1002/2016GC006444. Abstract Skarns are residue of relatively low-temperature magma-induced decarbonation in the crust largely associated with silicic plutons. Mafic […]

ESCI 322 Field Trip: Mysterious Visitors from the Deep

This blog describes the 3-day field trip that the Fall 2015 ESCI 322 class took to northern California with Professors Cin-Ty Lee & Rajdeep Dasgupta and TA Laura Carter, as told by the undergraduate students: Sofia Avendano, Anthony Foster, Alexandra Homes, Garrett Lynch, Oliver Lucier, Ian Mellor-Crummey, Leila Wahab, Shannon Wang, and Sam Zapp. Day 1: […]

An Experimental Study of Trace Element Fluxes from Subducted Oceanic Crust

New publication in Journal of Petrology from Laura Carter’s Master’s research at the University of Bristol with Susanne Skora, Jon Blundy, Tim Elliott, and Cees-Jan De Hoog at the University of Edinburgh. Carter et al. 2015 ABSTRACT We have determined experimentally the hydrous phase relations and trace element partitioning behaviour of ocean floor basalt protoliths at […]

Rice Earth Scientists at CIDER 2015 Summer Program

Several Rice Earth Scientists (PhD students Laura Carter, Shuo Ding, Michael Farner, and Lacey Pyle, post-doc Julia Ribiero, and Professor Helge Gonnermann) have just returned from the month-long CIDER workshop hosted at UC Berkeley in California. CIDER (Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research) is a FESD-funded grant tasked with the ambitious goals of: 1) providing […]