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October 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Current Research in EEPS: Lara Wagner, Carnegie Institution for Science DTM

Seismic Insights into Earth’s Deep Water Cycle: A Story in Three Parts

Lara S. Wagner, Michael J. Walter, Steven B. Shirey, Mark Caddick, D. Graham Pearson, Peter E. van Keken

The cycling of volatiles like water through Earth’s deep interior plays an important role in plate tectonics and the evolution of our continents and atmosphere. Tracking the path of water throughout this cycle is challenging. Physical samples from deep in the Earth are rare and tell us little about the spatial distribution of volatiles at depth. Seismic imaging can “view” much of the interior of the Earth, but the details of volatile migration are often difficult to separate from other phenomena that affect seismic waves and seismicity. Here we present three examples where seismology can provide insights into the deep Earth volatile cycle, and suggest important future research directions if we are to improve our understanding of this important process.

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Date:
October 15
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
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Dept. Earth Science, Rice University, 6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
Phone:
7133484880

Details

Date:
October 15
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Dept. Earth Science, Rice University, 6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77005 United States
Phone:
7133484880

For outside visitors, the best way to get to our department is to come in on Rice Blvd and turn left into entrance 20 (intersection of Rice and Kent St.). At the stop sign, you will see a visitor parking lot on your right.  From there, walk east to the department.  The google map below shows exactly where our building is.