Nick Dygert
Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas at Austin

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Publications:

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Sun, C., Hess, P. (2014) An experimental study of trace element partitioning between augite and Fe-rich basalts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2014.01.042.

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Hess, P. (2013) The importance of melt TiO2 in affecting high field strength element partitioning between Fe-Ti oxides and lunar picritic glass melts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2012.12.005.

Wang, C.G., Liang, Y., Xu, W.L., Dygert, N. (2013) Interaction between pyroxenite-derived melt and peridotite: laboratory dissolution experiments with applications to mineral compositional variations in mantle xenoliths from the North China Craton. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, doi:10.1007/s00410-013-0938-6.

Manuscripts in Review:

Dygert, N. and Liang, Y. Temperatures and cooling rates recorded in REE in coexisting pyroxenes in ophiolitic and abyssal peridotites. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Wang, C.G., Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Xu, W.L. Formation of orthopyroxenite by reaction between peridotite and hydrous basaltic melts: An experimental study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology.

Submitted Manuscripts:

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Kelemen, P. Formation of plagioclase lherzolite and associated dunite-harzburgite-lherzolite sequence by multiple episodes of melt percolation and melt-rock reaction: An example from Trinity ophiolite. Journal of Petrology, submitted December 2014.

Manuscripts in Preparation:

Dygert, N., Hirth, G., Liang, Y. Rheology of ilmenite and ilmenite-olivine aggregates and implications for lunar mantle convection.

Abstracts:

Dygert, N. and Liang, Y., 2014. A possible difference in cooling rates recorded in REE in coexisting pyroxenes in peridotites from ophiolites and mid-ocean ridges. Sixth International Lherzolite Conference, Marrakech.

Dygert, N. and Liang, Y., 2014. Decoupling among trace elements and Ni during melt migration and melt-rock reaction in the mantle: An example from a dunite-harzburgite-lherzolite sequence from Trinity Ophiolite. Sixth International Lherzolite Conference, Marrakech. Download the poster.

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Kelley, K., 2013. A possible difference in cooling rates recorded in REE in coexisting pyroxenes in peridotites from supra-subduction ophiolites and mid-ocean ridges. AGU Fall Meeting, T11A-2412. Download the poster.

Liang, Y., Wang, C., Saper, L., Dygert, N., Xu, W., 2013. Melt-rock reaction in the asthenospheric mantle: Perspectives from laboratory dissolution experiments. AGU Fall Meeting, V23D-03.

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Hess P., 2013. An experimental study of REE and other trace element partitioning between augite and Fe-rich basalts: a parameterized model for planetary applications. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, XLIV, #1582.

Dygert, N., Meyers, C., Hirth, G., Liang, Y., 2013. Weakness of ilmenite revealed by new rheological measurements with implications for lunar cumulate mantle overturn. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, XLIV, #1591. Download the poster.

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Hess P., 2012. The effect of melt TiO2 on Fe-Ti oxide-picritic basalt HFSE partitioning: parameterized models, lunar applications. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, XLIII, #2033. Download the poster.

Dygert, N., Liang, Y., Kelemen, P., 2011. Trace element abundances in pyroxenes from a dunite-harzburgite-lherzolite sequence at the Trinity ophiolite: evidence for multiple episodes of melt migration and melt-rock reaction. AGU Fall Meeting, V31-D2557. Download the poster.

Dygert, N. and Liang, Y., 2011. Experimental evidence for High Field Strength incompatibility in titaniferous phases in equilibrium with high titanium mare basalts and picritic glass melts. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, XLII, #1956.

Dygert, N. and Liang, Y., 2010. Compaction driven melt localization in dunites and associated rocks in the mantle: field observations and numerical experiments. AGU Fall Meeting, T23A-2229. Download the poster.

Yao, L., Dygert, N., Peterson, M., Sun, C., Wetzel, D., Liang, Y., 2010. “A bundle of columns” model for trace element fractionation during melting and melt migration in a vertically upwelling, chemically and lithologically heterogeneous mantle. AGU Fall Meeting, V11A-2258.

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University of Texas at Austin
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Austin, TX 78712
nick.dygert@gmail.com

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