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Seismically invisible water in Earth's transition zone?

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Ringwoodite, the dominant mineral at depths between 520 km and 660 km, can store up to 2–3 wt.% of water in its crystal structure, making the Earth's transition zone a plausible water reservoir that plays a central role in Earth's deep water cycle. Experiments show that hydration of ringwoodite significantly reduces elastic wave velocities at room pressure, but the effect of pressure remains poorly constrained. Here, a novel experimental setup enables a direct quantification of the effect of ...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.epsl.2018.06.021

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-1784-6515
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters More from this journal
Volume:
498
Pages:
9-16
Publication date:
2018-06-28
Acceptance date:
2018-06-13
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EISSN:
1385-013X
ISSN:
0012-821X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
865267
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pubs:865267
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2020-06-25

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