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Start: 01/01/2020 - End: 31/12/2024

European partnership

Coordinators : Catherine Chauvel

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Studies of modern-day volcanic processes have revealed material surviving from the Hadean Eon, which occurred between 4.6 and 4 billion years ago. The existence of this material raises questions regarding the nature and physical properties of this material, its survival in an actively convecting mantle, and whether Hadean remnants can be stored in the lowermost mantle.

SHRED intends to answer these questions by exploring modern intraplate volcanism, as well as developing new geochemical tools and innovative simulations to investigate mantle heterogeneities. The project will shed light on decades-old questions regarding mantle geochemistry and geophysics

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