Tag Archives: Earth

PhD Fieldwork in Iceland: A Tale of Fire and Ice

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The last few blog posts have been out of this world, so I thought this week I would bring it down to Earth and tell you about the fieldwork I have been carrying out in Iceland for my PhD. My … Continue reading

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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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Never stop Exploring – Why do we study the Moon?

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First off I’ll let you into a secret, my names Natalie and I’m a lunar geologist. You guessed it, I study moon rocks, and by rocks I mean small samples of grains and ‘dust’, but awesome nevertheless. My job here … 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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