Dynamic Earth Models

Lead Research Organisation: Cardiff University
Department Name: School of Earth and Ocean Sciences

Abstract

Abstracts are not currently available in GtR for all funded research. This is normally because the abstract was not required at the time of proposal submission, but may be because it included sensitive information such as personal details.

Planned Impact

n/a

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description This project was a scoping study responding to a call requesting help to prepare a call in the Earth System Science theme related to the 'influence of mantle and core for a habitable Earth'. This grant focussed on integrated Dynamic Earth Models, where plate motion history driven mantle geodynamics, building on studies of mineralogy, seismology and rheology, with impact on such important aspects as volatile cycles, core dynamics, magnetic field and dynamic topography were investigated. This study involved meetings, preparations of white-papers, and a workshop. It merged with two other scoping studies which focussed on Dynamic Topography and Rheology respectively and ultimately produced a substantial and focussed document for the Earth System Science Theme Leader.
Exploitation Route The findings were used by the Theme Action Plan Leader to formulate a Directed Programme which was ultimately selected by NERC for support.
Sectors Energy,Environment

 
Description Our findings were used to guide NERC Theme Action Leader to proposed a Directed Research Project. This was a success and a Directed Research Project was taken forward by NERC leading to a Call, and 3 Consortia have been funded.
First Year Of Impact 2012
Sector Energy,Environment
Impact Types Policy & public services

 
Description Research Programme - Volatiles, Geodynamics & Solid Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet - Mantle volatiles: processes, reservoirs and fluxes
Amount £221,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M000397/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2014 
End 06/2019
 
Description Research Programme - Volatiles, Geodynamics & Solid Earth Controls on the Habitable Planet - Volatile legacy of the Early Earth
Amount £123,512 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M000400/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 08/2019