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Earth System Petrology is dedicated to understanding our planet’s dynamics and evolution by coupling magmatic, structural, topographic and climatic observations at the Earth’s surface with our growing knowledge of deep mantle and lithosphere processes.


Tillykke Thorsten

07.09.2020 | Priser

Thorsten Nagel receives Eugen Seibold medal

ESP's Dr. Skursch publishes new article

29.07.2020 | Forskning

Former ESP PhD student, Ole Skursch, has just published an article detailing some of his thesis work on the Bushveld Complex, South Africa. The ESP team, with their South African colleague, describe the transition from the ultramafic uppermost Rustenburg Layered Suite into overlying granite and granophyre at three locations in the western (the…

‘Alexandrian’ glass confirmed by hafnium isotopes

08.07.2020 | Forskning

New article from ESP's Gry Barfod and collaborators

Leaky core?

06.04.2020 | Forskning

New article by ESP and collaborators on chemical and thermal transfer at the core-mantle boundary

A new paper with a new method from the ESP team

17.02.2020 | Forskning

ESP's Eric Brown, Kenni Petersen (alumnus), and Charles Lesher have published new work on a new method to invert mantle temperature/composition from basalts. Their method combines Markov chain Monte Carlo sampling with a forward melting model. Specifically the new inverse mantle melting model constrains mantle potential temperature,…

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