plate tectonics

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One of The Supercontinents Is Different from the Others (It’s Rodinia) 14 December 2017 Feature

Each supercontinent has its quirks, but one, called Rodinia, assembled from 1.3 to 0.9 billion…

“Nesting Doll” Minerals Offer Clues to Earth’s Mantle Dynamics 10 April 2017 Feature

A team led by DCO member and experimental petrologist Yingwei Fei (Carnegie Institution of…

History of Earth's Early Carbon Cycle Recorded in 2-Billion-Year-Old Diamonds 28 February 2017 Feature

Members of DCO’s Reservoirs and Fluxes Community Gareth Davies, Suzette Timmerman and Janne…

Workshop on the Origin and Evolution of Plate Tectonics, Monte Verità, Switzerland 28 September 2016 Feature

Earth’s deep carbon cycle is linked to plate tectonic activity, which—within our Solar System—is…

New Mantle Reference Model Probes Volatile Recycling During Subduction 26 May 2016 Feature

With the onset of plate tectonics, surface elements began cycling into deep Earth via subduction…

The Oxygenation of Earth’s Atmosphere, Plate Tectonics, and the Deep Carbon Cycle 16 May 2016 Feature

Earth scientists from Rice University, Yale University and the University of Tokyo are offering a…

Witwatersrand Diamonds Suggest Plate Tectonics Started 3.5 Billion Years Ago 13 January 2016 Feature

Earth is the only planet in our solar system with plate tectonics. As a result, Earth’s crust is…

Plate Tectonics Changed the Air We Breathe 21 October 2014 Feature

Compared to its nearest planetary neighbors, Venus and Mars, Earth’s atmosphere is unusually…

Mantle Carbon Content Influences Plate Tectonics 22 May 2014 Feature

Earth’s mantle is not uniform. Different zones display distinct physical and chemical…

Water—and Beyond—in Earth's Mantle 13 February 2013 Feature

Characteristics of Earth’s deep water cycle such as the persistence of water on the planet’s…

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