Nature Geoscience: Ocean island lavas as a window into the deep Earth

November 28, 2011

EOS researchers Dominique Weis, Mark Jellinek and James Scoates, inconjunction with colleagues at the Universities of Hawaii and Massachusetts, have published an invited review paper in a special issueon ocean islands in Nature Geoscience.Their study is the first to conclusively relate geochemical differences in surface lava rocks fromHawaii's two main volcano chains to differences in their deep mantlesources, 2,800 kilometres below the Earth's surface, at the core-mantleboundary. More information is available at Nature GeoScience and UBC Science news.