From the Cosmos to the Core

Lithosphere & Deep Earth

Lithosphere & Deep EarthThis programmatic effort studies the evolution and state of terrestrial planets including Earth. We seek to better constrain and understand how the dynamic processes within the Earth’s crust and mantle interact with other components of the Earth system, and how surface processes, as well as lithospheric and deep mantle dynamics, are expressed and recorded in Earth’s surface geology, including mountain building and plate boundary deformation and volcanism. The tools we use arise from the fields of geology, geochemistry, and geophysics and include field work, theoretical and experimental analysis, and numerical modeling.