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Irving, J., Cottaar, S. Lekic, V., 2017, Seismically determined elastic parameters for the outer core (EPOC) Science Advances, submitted

Valencia-Cardona, J. J., Williams, Q., Shukla, G., Wentzcovitch, R., 2017, Bullen’s Parameter as a Seismic Observable for Spin Crossovers in the Lower Mantle (link)

Foley, S., Fischer, T., 2017, The essential role of continental rifts and lithosphere in the deep carbon cycle, in press, Nature Geoscience.

Dannberg, J., Z. Eilon, U. Faul, R. Gassmöller, P. Moulik, and R. Myhill, 2017, The importance of grain size to mantle dynamics and seismological observations, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 18, 3034–3061, doi:10.1002/2017GC006944.

Leyton, M., Dye, S., Monroe, J., 2017, Exploring the hidden interior of the Earth with directional neutrino measurements, Nature Communications (link)

Jackson, M. G., Konter, J. G., Becker, T.W., 2017, Primordial helium entrained by the hottest mantle plumes, Nature (link)


Grants: Patricia Persaud EAR-1714651 “Collaborative Research: Subduction below extreme sedimentation - A multidisciplinary transect from the Ganges-Brahmaputra Delta to the IndoBurma Backarc," September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2021.

Hauri, E., Van Keken, P., CSEDI-EAR-1664642 "Geochemical Evolution of the Earth's Mantle Constrained by Observations and Dynamical Modeling”



Zincone, S. A., Oliveira E. P., Laurent, O., Zhang, H., and Zhai, M. (2016) 3.30 Ga high-silica intraplate volcanic–plutonic system of the Gavião Block, São Francisco Craton, Brazil: Evidence of an intracontinental rift following the creation of insulating continental crust, Lithos (link)

Cagney, N., Crameri, F., Newsome, W.H., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C., Cotel, A., Hart, S.R., and Whitehead, J.A. (2016) Constraining the source of mantle plumes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 435, 55-63 [doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2015.12.008 (link)]

Cagney, N., and Lithgow-Bertelloni, C. (2016) Dynamics and excess temperature of a plume throughout its life cycle, Geophysical Journal International, 205, 1574-1588 [doi:10.1093/gji/ggw104 (link)]

Fuqua, H.A., Bremner, P.M., Mallik, A., Lock, S.J., Diamond, M.R., Panovska, S., Nishikawa, Y., Jiménez-Pérez, H., Shahar, A., Panero, W.R., Lognonné, P.H., Faul, U.H. (in preparation) Constraints on Lunar Interior Structure from Combined Geochemical, Mineralogical, Geodynamic, and Geophysical Modeling., Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems

Gu, T., Li, M., McCammon, C., Lee, K. K. M. (2016) Redox-induced lower mantle density constrast and effect on mantle structure and primitive oxygen, Nature Geoscience (link)

Zhang, S., Cottaar, S., Liu, T., Stackhouse, S., and Militzer, B. High-pressure, temperature elasticity of Fe- and Al-bearing MgSiO3: implications for the Earth's lower mantle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 434, 264-273, (link).

Zhang, Z., Dorfman, S., Labidi, J., Zhang, S., Li, M., Manga, M., Stixrude, L., McDonough, B., Williams, Q.: Primordial metallic melt in the deep mantle (link)

Foley, S., and Fischer, T.: The essential role of continental rifts and lithosphere in the deep carbon cycle, Nature Geoscience (in revision)


Bremner, P. M., Fuqua, H.A., Mallik, A., Diamond, M.R., Lock, S.J., Panovska, S., Nishikawa, Y., Jimenez-Perez, H., Shahar, A., Panero, W.R., Lognonné, P., Faul, U.H. (2016) Constraints on Lunar Structure from Combined Geochemical, Mineralogical, and Geophysical modeling, 2016 AGU Fall Meeting



Cagney, N., Newsome, W.H., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C., A. Cotel, Hart, S., and Whitehead, J. A. (2015) Temperature and velocity measurements of a rising thermal plume, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 579-599, (link)

Garapic, G., Mallik, A., Dasgupta, R., and Jackson, M.G (2015) Oceanic lavas sampling the high-3He/4He mantle reservoir: Primitive, depleted or re-enriched? American Mineralogist, 100, 2066-2081 (link)

Gérault, M., Husson, L., Miller, M. S., and Humphreys E. D. (2015) Flat-slab subduction, topography, and mantle dynamics in southwestern Mexico, Tectonics, 34, 1892-1909 (link)

Humphreys, E.D., Schmandt, B., Bezada, M. J., and Perry-Houts, J., Recent craton growth by slab stacking beneath Wyoming, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 429, 170-180 (link)

Pigott, J.S., Wright, K., Gale, J.D., Panero, W.R. (2015) Calculation of the energetics of water incorporation in majorite garnet, American Mineralogist, 100, 1065-1075 (link)

Jeff Pigott's thesis: Exploration of Earth's Deep Interior by Merging Nanotechnology, Diamond-Anvil Cell Experiments, and Computational Crystal Chemistry (2015) Ohio State University

Rader, E., Emry, E., Schmerr, N., Frost, D. A., Cheng, C., Menard, J., Yu, C., and Geist, D. (2015) Characterization and petrological constraints of the Mid-Lithospheric Discontinuity, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 3484-3504 (link)

Rudolph, M. L., V. Lekic and C. Lithgow-Bertelloni (2015) Viscosity jump in Earth's mid-mantle, Science, 350, 1349-1352 (link)

Wang, Y.M., Huang, J.S., and Zhong, S. J. (2015) Episodic and multistaged gravitational instability of cratonic lithosphere and its implications for reactivation of the North China Craton, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, 815-833, [doi:10.1002/2014GC005681 (link)]

Zhao, C., Garnero, E. J., McNamara, A. K., Schmerr, N., Carlson, R. W. (2015) Seismic evidence for a chemically distinct thermochemical reservoir in Earth's deep mantle beneath Hawaii. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 426, 143-153 (link)


Eilon, Z., Dannberg, J., Gassmoller, R., Moulik, P., Myhill, R., and Faul, U. (2015) The importance of grain size to mantle dynamics and seismological observations: a multidisciplinary approach, Gordon Research Seminar 2015: Interior of the Earth

Dannberg J., Eilon, Z., Gassmller, R., Moulik, P., Myhill, R., Faul, U., and Asimow, P. (2015) Grain size evolution in the mantle and its effect on geodynamics, seismic velocities and attenuation, EGU General Assembly 2015, EGU2015-10825

Mallik, A., Fuqua, H.A., Bremner, P.M., Panovska, S., Diamond, M.R., Lock, S.J., Nishikawa, Y., Jimenez-Perez, H., Shahar, A., Panero, W.R., Lognonné, P., Faul, U.H. (2015) Origin and Constraints on Ilmenite-rich Partial Melt in the Lunar Lower Mantle, AGU 2015 Fall Meeting

Papers from which material is used in CIDER:

Faul, U., and Jackson, I. (2015) Transient creep and strain energy dissipation: An experimental perspective, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 43, 541-569 [doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-060313-054732, 2015 (link)]



Jackson, C., Zeigler, L., Zhang, H., Jackson, M. G., and Stegman, D. R., (2014) A geochemical evaluation of potential magma ocean dynamics using a parameterized model for perovskite crystallization, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 392, 154-165 (link)

Cottaar, S., Heister, T., Rose, I., and Unterborn, C (2014) BurnMan - a lower mantle mineral physics toolkit, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15, 1164-1179 (link)

Papers CIDER workshops:

Abers, G. A., Fischer, K. M., Hirth, G., Wiens, D. A., Plank, T., Holtzman, B. K., McCarthy, C., and Gazel, E. (2014) Reconciling mantle attenuation-temperature relationships from seismology, petrology and laboratory measurements, Geochemistry, Geophysics, 15, 3521-3542, (link)


Finlayson, V. A., Gu, T., Li. M., Lithgow-Bertolloni, C. R., and Cormier, V. F. (2014) Modeling mantle heterogeneity development in Earth's mantle using multidisciplinary approaches, AGU Fall Meeting 2014, DI123A-4282 Garapic, G., Mallik, A., Dasgupta, R., Jackson, M. G. (2014) Oceanic lavas sampling the high 3He/4He mantle reservoir: Primitive, depleted, or re-enriched?, AGU Fall Meeting 2014

Fuqua, H. A., Bremner, P.M., Diamond, M.R., Garapic, G., Lock, S.J., Mallik, A., Nishikawa, Y., Panovska, S., Shahar, A., Lognonné, P., Panero, W.R., Faul, U.H., Panning, M.P., Jimenez-Perez, H., Schmerr, N.C., Williams, Q.C., (2014) Consequences and Resolution of Lunar Lower Mantle Partial Melt, AGU 2014 Fall Meeting

Myhill, R., Dannberg, J., Eilon, Z., Gassmoller, R., Moulik, P., Faul, U., and Asimow, P. (2014) Grain size evolution in the mantle and its effect on geodynamics and seismic observables, AGU Fall Meeting 2014, DI23A-4280



Arevalo Jr., R., McDonough, W.F., Stracke, A., Willbold, M., Ireland, T.J., and Walker, R.J. (2013) Simplified mantle architecture and distribution of radiogenic power. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, [doi: 10.1002/ggge.20152 (link)]

Becker, T., Faccenna, C., Humphreys E., Lowry, A., and Miller, M. (2013) Static and dynamic support of western United States topography, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, XXXX [doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2013.10.012 (link)]

Darold, A. and Humphreys, E. (2013) Upper mantle seismic structure beneath the Pacific Northwest: A plume-triggered delamination origin for the Columbia River flood basalt eruptions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 365, 232-242. [LINK (link)]

Geballe, Z.M., Lasbleis, M., Cormier, V. F., and Day E. A. (2013) Sharp hemisphere boundaries in a translating inner core, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1-5, (link)

Ghosh, A., Becker, T., and Humphreys, E. (2013) North America Dynamics, Geophysical Journal International, 94, 651-669 [doi: 10.1093/gji/ggt151 (link)]


Cormier, V.F. (2013) Resolving Multi-scale Heterogeneity in Earth's Mantle from Seismology, AGU Fall Meeting 2013, DI141A-2321,

Jackson, C., Ziegler, L., Zhang, H., Jackson, M. G., Stegman, D. (2013) Chemical consequence of perovskite fractionation from an ultramafic liquid with application to the evolving composition of a basal magma ocean, EGU General Assembly, 2013-6204

de Silva, S.M., Cormier, V.F., Zheng, Y., and Hernlund, J.W., (2013) Seismological modeling of inner core boundary topography, AGU Fall Meeting 2013, DI123A-2284



Carlson, R.W., Garnero, E. J., Harrison, T.M., Li, J., Manga, M., McDonough, W. F., Mukhopadhyay, S., Romanowicz, B., Rubie, D., Williams, W., and Zhong, D. (2014) How did early Earth become our modern world? Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science, 42, 151-178 (link) Schmandt, B., Dueker, K., Humphreys, E., and Hansen, S. (2012) Hot mantle upwelling across the 660 beneath Yellowstone, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 331, 224-236 [LINK (link)]


Day, E. A., Cormier, V. F., Geballe, Z. M., Lasbleis, M. Youssof, M., and Yue, H. (2012) Investigating the translation of Earth's inner core, AGU Fall Meeting 2012, DI133A-2423

Zheng, Y., Cormier, V. F., and Fehler, M. C. (2012) Radial and lateral topographic scales of the inner-Core boundary, AGU Fall Meeting 2012, DI133A-2425



Crowley, J. W., Gérault, M., and O'Connell, R. J. (2011) On the relative influence of heat and water transport on planetary dynamics, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 310, 380-388

Humphreys, E., and Schmandt, B. (2011) Looking for mantle Plumes, Physics Today, 64, 8, 34-39 [LINK (link)]

Levander, A., Schmandt, B., Miller, M., Liu, K., Karlstrom, K., Crow, R., Lee, C.-T., and Humphreys, E. (2011) Continuing Colorado plateau uplift by delamination-style convective lithospheric downwelling, Nature, 472, 461-465 [LINK (link)]

Schmandt, B. and Humphreys, E. (2011) Seismically Imaged Relict Slab from the 55 Ma Siletzia Accretion to Northwest USA, Geology, 39, 175-179 [LINK (link)]


Day, E. A., Irving, J. C., Deuss, A. F., and Cormier, V. F. (2011) Time varying velocity structures in Earth's outer core: Constraints from exotic P-waves, AGU Fall Meeting 2011, DI51B-2140

Cormier, V. F., Zheng, Y., and Hernlund, J. W. (2011) Topography of Earth's inner core boundary, AGU Fall Meeting 2011, DI51B-2141



Dziewonski, A. M., Lekic, V., and Romanowicz, B. (2010) Mantle Anchor Structure: An Argument for Bottom-up Tectonics, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 299, 69-79 [doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.08.013. (link)]

Hier-Majumder S., and Revenaugh, J. (2010) The relationship between the viscosity and topography of the Ultra Low Velocity Zone near the core-mantle boundary, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 299, 382-386 (link)

Hernlund, J.W., Li, J., Armentrout, M.M., Buono, A.S., Chen, B., Durand, S., Gaeman, J., Pigott, J.S., Waszak, L., Zheng, A. (2010) Origin of the F-layer by “snowfall” in the Earth's core, AGU Fall Meeting 2010, DI41A-1920.

Schmandt, B, and Humphreys, E. (2010) Complex subduction and small-scale convection revealed by body-wave tomography of the western United States upper mantle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 297, 435-445 [LINK (link)]


McDonough, W. F., Buffett, B. A., Cormier, V. F., Cottaar, S., Day, E. A., Dou, S., French, S. W., Irving, J. C., Kavner, A., Panning, M. P., Parai, R., and Rose, I. (2010) A stratified layer of light elements at the top of the outer core, AGU Fall Meeting 2010, DI41A-1935

Cormier, V.F., and Attanayake, J., Viscosity of the Lowermost Outer Core, DI33A-1616, Fall 2009 Meeting.



Cooper, K. M., Eiler, J. M., Sims, K. W. W., and Langmuir., C. H. (2009) Distribution of recycled crust within the upper mantle: Insights from the oxygen isotope composition of MORB from the Australian-Antarctic Discordance, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems (link)

Cormier, V.F., (2009) A glassy lowermost outer core, Geophysical Journal International, 179, 374-380, (link)

Mohit, P. S., Johnson, C. L., Barnouin-Jha, O., Zuber, M. T., and Solomon, S. C. (2009) Shallow basins on Mercury: Evidence of relaxation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 355-363 (link)

Roberts, J.H., Lillis, R. J., and Manga, M. (2009) Giant impacts and the cessation of the Martian dynamo, J. Geophys. Res., 114 (link)

Uno, H., Johnson, C. L., Anderson, B. J., Korth, H., and Solomon, S. C. (2009) Mercury's internal magnetic field: Constraints from regularized inversions, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 285, 328-339 (link)


Cormier, V.F., and Attanayake, J. (2009) Viscosity of the Lowermost Outer Core, AGU Fall Meeting 2009, DI33A-1616,



Billen, M. I. (2008) Modeling the dynamics of subducting slabs, Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Science, 36, 325-356 (link)

Jackson, M. and Dasgupta, R. (2008) Compositions of HIMU, EM1, and EM2 from global trends between radiogenic isotopes and major elements in ocean island basalts. Earth and Planetary Science Lettesr, 276, 175-186 (link)

Konter, J., Hanan, B., Blichert-Toft, J., Koppers, A., Plank, T., and Staudigel, H. (2008) One hundred million years of mantle geochemical history suggest the retiring of the mantle plumes is premature, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 275, 285-295 (link)

Tseng, T.-L., and Chen, W.-P. (2008) Discordant contrasts of P- and S-wave speeds across the 660-km discontinuity beneath Tibet: A case for hydrous remnant of sub-continental lithosphere, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 268, 450-462 (link)


Arevalo, R. Jr., Ghosh, A., Lekic, V., Tsai, V. C., Dziewonski, A. M., Kellogg, L. H., Matas, J., Panero, W. R., and Romanowicz, B., (2008) Degree-2 in the Transition Zone and Near the CMB: Bottom up Tectonics?, AGU Fall Meeting 2008, DI21A-1744

Cormier, V.F. (2008) A glass transition in the lowermost outer core?, AGU Fall Meeting 2008, DI53B-02, invited

Hier-Majumder, S. and Revenaugh, J. (2008) Melting at the core mantle boundary, AGU Fall Meeting 2008, DI24A-03, invited

Li, J., Chen, B., Cormier, V., Gao, L., Gubbins, D., Kharlamova, S. A., He, K., and Yang, H., (2008) Snowing core in Earth?, AGU Fall Meeting 2008, GP34A-01, invited

Miller, M., Levander, A., Xu, Y., Jiang, M., Collier, M., and Lee, C.-T. (2008) SdP receiver function images of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath the Western U.S using USArray data, AGU Fall Meeting 2008, U43B-0061

Roberts, J. H., Lillis, R. J., and Manga, M. (2008) Giant impacts on early Mars and the cessation of the Martian dynamo, AGU Fall Meeting 2008, P43D-02.

Roberts, J. H., Lillis, R. J., and Manga, M. (2009) Giant impacts on early Mars and the cessation of the Martian dynamo, Lunar Planetary Science Conference, 1265



Cammarano, F. and Romanowicz, B. (2007) Insights into the nature of the transition zone from physically constrained inversion of long period seismic data, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104, 9139-9144 (link)

Courtier, A., Jackson, M. G., Lawrence, J. F., Wang, Z., Lee, C.-T. A., Halama, R., Warren, J. M., Workman, R., Xu, W., Hirschmann, M. M., Larson, A. M., Hart, S. R., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C., Stixrude, L., and Chen, W.-P. (2007) Correlation of seismic and petrologic thermometers argues for deep thermal anomalies, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 264, 308-316. (link)

Lee, C.-T. A, and W. -P. Chen (2007) Possible density segregation of subducted oceanic lithosphere along a weak serpentinite layer and implications for compositional stratification of the Earth's mantle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 255, 357-366. (link)



Escalante, C., Cammarano, F., De Koker, N., Piazzoni, A., Wang, Y., Marone, F., Dalton, C., and Romanowicz, B. (2006) Seismic Velocity Gradients Across the Transition Zone, AGU Fall Meeting 2006, U21A

Lekic, V., Reif, C., Dziewonski, A. M., Sheehan, A., and van Summeren, J. (2006) Seismic Constraints on Slab Interaction With the Transition Zone, AGU Fall Meeting 2006, U21A

Lee, C.-T. A., Courtier, A., Halama, R., Jackson, M., Larson, A. M., Lawrence, J., Wang, Z., Warren, J., Workman, R., Hirschmann, M., Hart, S., Stixrude, L., Lithgow-Bertelloni, C., and Chen, W.-P. (2006) The thermal state of the Earth's, AGU Fall Meeting 2006, V33D-08

Harris, A C, Naliboff, J., Prytulak, J., Vanacore, E., Cooper, K. M., Hart, S., and Kellogg, L. (2006) Quantifying Mixing and Scales of Heterogeneity in 2-D Numerical Models of Chaotic Mantle Mixing, AGU Fall Meeting 2006, U21A

Dziewonski, A. M., Lekic, V., Kustowski, B., and Romanowicz B. A., (2006) Transition Zone as a Boundary Layer, AGU Fall Meeting 2006, U11A-08



Lay, T., Heinz, D., Ishii, M. Shim, S.-H., Tsuchiya, J., Tsuchiya, T., Wentzcovitch, R., and Yuen, D.A. (2005) Multidisciplinary impact of the deep mantle phase transition in perovskite structure, EOS, 86, 1-5 (link)

Matyska, C. and Yuen, D. A. (2005) The importance of radiative heat transfer on superplumes in the lower mantle with the new post-perovskite phase change, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 234, 71-81, 2005 (link)



Moore, J. C., Akber-Knutson, S., Konter, J., Kellogg, J., Hart, S, Kellogg, L. H., and Romanowicz, B. (2004) Scales of Mantle Heterogeneity, AGU Fall Meeting 2004

Reif, C., Dziewonski, A., Ireland, T., Hammond, J., and Lekic. V. (2004) Characterizing deep (>500km) earthquake regions to investigate the fate of subducting slabs, AGU Fall Meeting 2004

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