Author Archives: Michael Broadley

Halogens within the Earth and Solar System

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Halogens have been a widely underutilized geochemical tool. Only now are we seeing the potential that halogens have to answer deep unresolved questions like How did they Earth form from meteorites? And how does the Earths volatiles get transported and stored. The … Continue reading

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Mantle Plumes: A Giant Nebula Lava Lamp

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In my previous blog post I promised to write an article detailing the chemistry of mantle plumes and rift systems. However before I go into the detailed chemistry of the inner Earth it occurred to me that many of you … Continue reading

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Mantle Xenoliths: A window into the interior of the Earth

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Studying the inside of the Earth is incredibly difficult, the pressure and temperature at these depths means it is unlikely that we will ever collect samples directly from the Earth’s interior. Considering how difficult it is to sample the interior … Continue reading

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