The AGU Fall Meeting 2017 will take place in New Orleans, LA from December 11-15.  Many staff members and postdoctoral associates from the Geophysical Laboratory will attend this year.  

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Monday, December 11


Peng Ni kicks off AGU 2017 with his poster discussing how "Molecular hydrogen plays an crucial role during early formation of the earth, but its properties in the silicate melts are poorly studied. In this work we are able to trace the footprint it left behind in a basaltic melt by analyzing the iron oxidation state and water" says Ni.


Asmaa Boujibar presented her work on experiments showing that alkali solubility in sulfides is enhanced in oxidized conditions. Planetary cores that have high concentrations of S and O can store important amounts of alkalis.

Tuesday, December 12


Yoshio Kono discussed structure measurements on MgSiO3 glass up to 111 GPa by newly developed double-stage Paris-Edinburgh press combined with multi-angle energy dispersive X-ray diffraction revealed a ultra-high pressure structural change in this glass at pressure near the Earth’s core-mantle boundary at his talk on Tuesday.

Megan Duncan presentedThe Rise of Oxygen in the Earth’s Atmosphere Controlled by the Efficient Subduction of Organic Carbon” at her invited talk on Tuesday at .

Wednesday, December 13


Megan Duncan kicks off GL's Wednesday at AGU with her poster The Solidus of Mars. She explains her poster in prose:

Mars has many things to hide,

So we study what's inside,

(and what comes out of volcanic vents)

With high pressure experiments,

So that insight we can provide.
HPCAT’s Rostislav Hrubiak presents his poster today on experimental evidence of body centered cubic iron in Earth’s core at AGU on Wednesday.
Zhixue Du explains his work about linking paleo-intensity and an exsolution-driven geodynamo at #AGU17. Du provides a link between observations and Earth's core processes, as well as experimental constrains on material properties of the core. In doing so, he is hoping to better understand the origin of Earth's ancient magnetic field.

Thursday, December 14


Shaunna Morrison explains how data driven exploration of copper mineraology helps us better understand near surface oxidation at her poster on Thursday morning.

MIchelle Scholtes, December 2017
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