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Division of Earth Sciences Express Update - Winter 2018 Vol. 3

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Division of Earth Sciences

February 27, 2018

EAR-funded Research in the News

Heat from Below Pacific Ocean Fuels Yellowstone, Study Finds
U. of Illinois News Bureau
NSF EAR 1345135, 1554554

Supervolcano Forensics: unravelling the mysteries of the Earth’s biggest natural catastrophe
Research Features
NSF EAR 1445634, 1551187

Drone Peers into Open Volcanic Vents
Eos: Earth And Space Science News
NSF EAR 1427357

Man-Made Lava for Explosive Experiments (video)
Great Big Story
NSF EAR 1347992

Earth's Core and Mantle Separated in a Disorderly Fashion
Carnegie Science
NSF EAR 0738654, 1128799, 1447311, 1725315

Fears of planet-killing supervolcanoes premature, says ASU expert (video)
Arizona PBS

Iron diapirs entrain silicates to the core and initiate thermochemical plumes
NSF EAR 1135382, CAREER 1151941

Dissolved Organic Matter Compositions in 0.6–3.4 km Deep Fracture Waters, Kaapvaal Craton, South Africa
Organic Geochemistry
NSF EAR 0948335, 0948659

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