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The goal of my research program is to determine the temperature, composition, partial-melt content, and volatile abundance of Earth’s mantle. Knowledge of these properties is critical for understanding mantle convection, plate motions at Earth’s surface, and the evolution of the planet’s interior. They also help to answer fundamental questions about, for example, the depth of the ocean basins and why continents can remain stable over billions of years.

As a seismologist and geophysicist, I use seismic waves generated by earthquakes to address these questions. I construct tomographic images of the Earth’s crust and mantle that are akin to CT scans of one’s body. I also integrate seismic observations together with constraints from other disciplines, for example geochemistry and mineral physics, to produce a more complete picture of the planet’s interior.

Email: colleen_dalton@brown.edu  |  Tel: 401-863-5875

WELCOME

Email: colleen_dalton@brown.edu  |  Tel: 401-863-5875

The goal of my research program is to determine the temperature, composition, partial-melt content, and volatile abundance of Earth’s mantle. Knowledge of these properties is critical for understanding mantle convection, plate motions at Earth’s surface, and the evolution of the planet’s interior. They also help to answer fundamental questions about, for example, the depth of the ocean basins and why continents can remain stable over billions of years.

 

As a seismologist and geophysicist, I use seismic waves generated by earthquakes to address these questions. I construct tomographic images of the Earth’s crust and mantle that are akin to CT scans of one’s body. I also integrate seismic observations together with constraints from other disciplines, for example geochemistry and mineral physics, to produce a more complete picture of the planet’s interior.

Email: colleen_dalton@brown.edu  |  Tel: 401-863-5875

The goal of my research program is to determine the temperature, composition, partial-melt content, and volatile abundance of Earth’s mantle. Knowledge of these properties is critical for understanding mantle convection, plate motions at Earth’s surface, and the evolution of the planet’s interior. They also help to answer fundamental questions about, for example, the depth of the ocean basins and why continents can remain stable over billions of years.

 

As a seismologist and geophysicist, I use seismic waves generated by earthquakes to address these questions. I construct tomographic images of the Earth’s crust and mantle that are akin to CT scans of one’s body. I also integrate seismic observations together with constraints from other disciplines, for example geochemistry and mineral physics, to produce a more complete picture of the planet’s interior.

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Email: colleen_dalton@brown.edu  |  Tel: 401-863-5875

The goal of my research program is to determine the temperature, composition, partial-melt content, and volatile abundance of Earth’s mantle. Knowledge of these properties is critical for understanding mantle convection, plate motions at Earth’s surface, and the evolution of the planet’s interior. They also help to answer fundamental questions about, for example, the depth of the ocean basins and why continents can remain stable over billions of years.

 

As a seismologist and geophysicist, I use seismic waves generated by earthquakes to address these questions. I construct tomographic images of the Earth’s crust and mantle that are akin to CT scans of one’s body. I also integrate seismic observations together with constraints from other disciplines, for example geochemistry and mineral physics, to produce a more complete picture of the planet’s interior.

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