A focus on the other 99.9% of Earth

Our existence is by permission of the deep Earth. Cycling of water, carbon, and all other life essential nutrients involves the actions of plate tectonics. Our atmosphere and oceans depend on physical and chemical processes that extend throughout Earth’s mantle. Our planet is 12,742 km in diameter. The deepest bore hole penetrates a mere 0.1% of this distance (to 12 km). In my research group, we investigate the properties of earth materials under a wide range of pressures and temperatures in order to better understand the processes occurring in the other 99.9% of Earth where geologic field trips are not yet possible.
Earth and Space Sciences
University of Washington
Seattle, WA, 98195-1310
(206) 616 6058