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NSF-funded researchers use new models to explore Earth's interior

New findings from Arizona State University can help explain the geochemistry of lava
March 31, 2014

NSF-funded researchers at Arizona State University have developed new simulations depicting the dynamics of deep earth.

They say their models reveal that the Earth's deep mantle some 1,800 miles below, is composed of multiple components being carried to the surface. These findings could be used to explain the complex geochemistry of lava from hotspots like Hawaii.