Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research (CIDER)

CIDER has held a number of summer programs since 2003 where leading geoscientists in many fields gave talks on various aspects of the deep Earth. Many of these presentations contain visuals and data that can be of use in developing deep Earth teaching activities. Below we have provided direct links to some of these presentations on the CIDER site, broken down by the topic of the talk.

Mineral Physics

Lars Stixrude
2003:
'Theoretical framework and challenges in computational mineral physics'
2004:
Earth Forming Minerals: Structure and composition
Thermodynamics
Lattice Dynamics
Ab initio Calculations of Mineral Properties
Building Terrestrial Planets

Shun Karato

2003:
'Challenges in experimental mineral physics: What do we need to know and how?'
Guillaume Fiquet
2003:
'Deep Earth Science Opportunities created by synchrotron facilities'
Abby Kavner
2004:
Transport Properties and Anelasticities
Earth Mineralogy
2008:
Boundaries and Interfaces
Overview of Earth Materials: Why is the Transition Zone a Transition Zone? (Part 1)
Experiment Roundup (Part 1)
Jie Jackie Li
2008:
Transport Properties: Molecular Diffusion
Mineral Physics of the Earth's Core
Overview of Earth Materials: Why is the Transition Zone a Transition Zone? (Part 2: Iron)
Bob Liebermann
2008:
Elasticity of Mantle Minerals

Geodynamics

Louise Kellogg
2003:
'Major Challenges in Geodynamics'
2008:
'Mixing and Boundary Layers'
Bruce Buffett
2003:
'Thermal and chemical evolution of the Earth's core'
Peter Olson
2003:
'Core-Mantle Thermal Interaction and the D"-Layer'
Paul Tackley
2003:
'Baking the mantle: An integration of mineral physics, geochemistry, mantle convection, and seismology'
David Yuen
2003:
'Visualization, interrogation and analysis of geophysical data over the web'
Thorsten Becker
2008:
'Geophysical constraints on global mantle dynamics'
Peter van Keken
2008:
'Subduction (Sinking B.L.)'
Jeroen Tromp
2003:
'Synthetic seismograms'

2008:

'Wave Propagation - CIG Codes'

'Numerical Simulations'
Carolina Lithgow-Bertelloni
2004:
'Numerical, Analytical, and Laboratory Models'
'Plates, Subduction'
'Plumes, hotspots, transition zone and core-mantle boundary'
'Recap of geological observations as constraints, including geomag'
Wang-Ping Chen and Tai-Lin Tseng
2008:
'From Continental Collision to the Earth's Deep Water Cycle'
Catherine Johnson
2008:
'Boundary Layers and Magnetic Fields: Observations'
Garrett Leahy, Ved Lekic, Urska Manners, Christine Reif, Joost van Summeren, Tai-Lin Tseng, Magali Billen, Wang-Ping Chen, Adam Dziewonski
2006:
'Slabs in the Transition Zone'
Kari Cooper, Amber Harris, Stan Hart, Louise Kellogg, Julie Prytulak, and Elizabeth Vanacore
2006:
'Mixing - aka Progress towards Chaos'

Seismology

John Vidale
2003:
'Fine structure of the deep Earth'
Mike Wysession
2003:
'"D" and CMB'
Ken Creager
2003:
'Inner Core'
Adam Dziewonski

2004:
'Geophysical Inverse Problems: Introduction'
'Wave Equation with Consideration of Anisotropy and Attenuation'
'Surface waves: excitation, measurements of dispersion and attenuation'
2008:
'Boundary Layers (part 1)'
Barbara Romanowicz
2008:
'Equations and Waves'
Guy Masters
2008:
'Geophys. Inverse Problem'
Michael Manga
2008:
'Boundary Layers (part 2)'
Jeroen Tromp
2008:
Numerical Simulations
Wave Propagation - CIG Codes
Alan Levander
2008:
'Array Techniques'
'Receiver Functions'
Fabio Cammarano, Colleen Dalton, Nico DeKoker, Federica Marone, Antonio Piazzoni, Barbara Romanowicz, Yi Wang
2006:
'Seismic Velocity gradients across the transition zone'

Geochemistry

Terry Plank
2003:
'Subduction factory'
Ed Stolper
2003:
'The importance of pyroxene-rich lithologies in the mantle'
Don DePaolo
2004:
'Overview: The Geochemists' Earth'
'Geochemical Evolution and Fingerprinting of Terrestrial Reservoirs (Part 1)'
'Terrestrial Budgets and Evolution Modeling (Part 1)'
Stan Hart
2008:
'Composition of the Earth'
'Use of Isotope Geochemistry'
Cin-Ty Lee
2008:
'Petrology of lithosphere and asthenosphere'
'Igneous Petrology'
Sujoy Mukhopadhyay
2008:
'Geochemical Isotopes'
'Differentiation of the Earth'
Anna Courtier, Ralf Halama, Matthew Jackson, Mouse Larson, Jesse Lawrence, Cin-Ty A. Lee, Zhengrong Wang, Jessica Warren, Rhea Workman, and Wenbo Xu
2006:
Mantle Potential Temperature
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