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RE-OS AND OXYGEN SYSTEMATICS OF VARIABLY ALTERED ULTRAMAFIC ROCKS, NORTH CAROLINA
This study focuses on the origin and modification of six ultramafic bodies located in the Blue Ridge Province of North Carolina. The bodies consist mainly of harzburgites and dunites with associated chromites. Some of the ...
Planetary Seismology using Single-Station and Small-Aperture Arrays: Implications for Mars and Ocean Worlds
Studying geophysical station deployment on Earth is essential preparation for future geophysical experiments elsewhere in the solar system. Here, I investigated how single-station seismometers and small-aperture seismic ...
Characterizing 3-dimensional Melt Distribution and Anisotropic Permeability in Sheared Partially Molten Rocks
With increasing shear strain, initially homogeneously distributed melt can segregate into an array of melt-rich bands, flanked by melt-poor regions. To address how the formation of these melt-rich bands affects the transport ...
THE GEOCHEMICAL BEHAVIOR OF SCANDIUM DURING FRACTIONAL CRYSTALLIZATION AND IMPLICATIONS FOR ORE FORMATION
Demand for scandium is increasing due to the use of scandium-aluminum alloys in the aerospace and sporting goods industries, and in solid-oxide fuel cells. Scandium deposits are associated with mafic intrusions and laterites, ...
DYNAMIC MELT PROCESSES IN THE LITHOSPHERES OF MARS AND IO
The interior structures of planetary bodies beyond the Earth are broadly unknown. Our observational capacity is largely limited to surface imagery from spacecraft. The work presented in this dissertation uses novel modeling ...