Category Archives: Earth

Sampling mantle rocks with the Oman Drilling Project – Part 2

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This blog post was written by Elliot Carter, who is currently on board a ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, taking part in the Oman Drilling Project. You can read Elliot’s first post about the project here, and follow the … Continue reading

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Sampling mantle rocks with the Oman Drilling Project

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This blog post has been written by Elliot Carter, NERC funded PhD student in the Univeristy of Manchester SEES Isotope Group ———————————————————– Back in February I applied to join the Oman Drilling Project, a massive international co-operative scientific endeavour to learn more … Continue reading

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Going Crazy in Paris!

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The 2017 Goldschmidt conference in Paris started yesterday morning, but yesterday I was on a Eurostar train on my way back to the UK from Paris. Several pre-conference workshops took place at the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris … Continue reading

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Volcanic Glass: Frozen Mantle Geochemistry in Iceland

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Summer time in research groups usually means two things: conferences and field work.  For me this summer it was field work and I had my first postdoctoral research trip to Iceland. Along with myself was Margaret Hartley a lecturer in … Continue reading

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EGU Conference 2017: Trying out a new type of interactive presentation

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Vienna: One of the most culturally rich and diverse capital cities in the world and home to this years’ European Geosciences Union (EGU) annual meeting. I was fortunate enough to attend this meeting during the first part of the week in … Continue reading

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New ‘Meteorite hunt!’ activity

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Earth and Solar System has a new fun activity called ‘Meteorite hunt!’ we have been trialing with group members and put into practice at the Science Museum Lates event last Wednesday in London. Funded by a grant from the Royal … Continue reading

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New exciting meteorite project

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  We are involved with a new exciting project to go and search for meteorites in Antarctica! You may well have seen our previous blog about a study looking into the possibility of there being some missing types of iron … Continue reading

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New group paper about ‘Water subduction in the mantle’

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The following blog has been written by group member Prof. Ray Burgess about a new paper to be published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters ————————————– Water is carried into subduction zones with the subducting oceanic plate either as sedimentary pore … Continue reading

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New paper: Warm Archean oceans reconstructed from oxygen isotope composition of early-life remnants

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The following summary has been written by Dr Romain Tartèse, who is a visitor in the SEES University of Manchester Isotope Group. ——————— There is strong evidence in the geological record suggesting that life started on the Earth more than 3 billion years … Continue reading

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