ARES Scientist and Post-doc Recently Published a Paper Discussing Analyses of Water in Mantle Rocks from the Tanzanian Craton

ARES scientist Anne Peslier and her former post-doc Hejiu Hui recently published a paper where they discuss their analyses of water in mantle rocks from the Tanzanian craton. This thick raft of old continental mantle lithosphere lies at the edge of the East African rift which is the surface expression of one of the largest mantle plume in Earth, an upwelling of hot mantle material from the core-mantle boundary. This study has implications on understanding the survival and break-up of continents throughout Earth’s plate tectonic history.  The Hui et al. paper is available at AGU Publications in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, DOI: 10.1002/2015GC005779 (online:

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