Browse through this collection of internet resources drawn from the SERC catalog based on their relevance to the Deep Earth and/or teaching about it.
Water in the Mantle
This schematic shows a cross-section of the planet and how water can migrate through the deep interior of the Earth. Blue arrows indicate a movement of water downward, yellow arrows indicated ...
This diagram associates parts of the Earth's interior with particular kinds of experimental apparatus which can recreate it's pressure and temperature conditions.
Capabilities of Experimental Apparatus
This diagram displays the pressure/temperature conditions capable of being simulated with two types of experimental equipment: Piston-Cylinder and USSA-2000. The ranges of conditions are plotted on a ...
This image is of a diamond anvil used in high pressure deformation experiments. This particular diamond was created using the chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method. These artificial diamonds have ...
Links to Mineral Physics
This chart shows how mineral physics can be an important part of both research and education across the geology curriculum.
Mineralogy of Earth's Structure
Cartoon cross section of a subduction zone showing the principal mineralogy of the upper 800 km of Earth's mantle. Arc volcanism at the surface is depicted, as are upper mantle earthquakes (red dots ...
The Earth's Mantle
This illustration from Kellog, Hader, and van der Hilst (1999) shows their vision of a chemically stratified mantle perturbed by the downgoing subducted slabs of oceanic lithospere (blue).
This image is a schematic of a D-DIA apparatus used for mineral deformation experiments at high temperature and pressure.
The Superswell and Darwin Rise: Thermal No Longer?
This short online article, from the mantleplumes.org website, reviews the evidence for a thermal plume-related cause of the large shallow region in the western Pacific Ocean containing the Darwin ...
Superplume Concept Applies To Tharsis Area On Mars
This online article, published by the now defunct Daily University Science News (the article is still available in their archives), reports on the proposal of Victor Baker and Shigenori Maruyama, ...