Reading for March 18 coffee


Readings for the week of March 2 coffees


  • "Below One Earth" Space Science Review paper on sub-Earths, for our Kepler-444 discussion.



Readings from Previous Weeks:

Reading for Wednesday (18 Feb) coffee

Reading for Friday coffee

  • Suggested reading week 4: Labrosse_etal paper title: A crystallizing dense magma ocean at the base of the Earth’s mantle


Reading for Wednesday coffee


Additional Reading, Reference Material, & Suggestions for future weeks








  • David J. Stevenson Planetary science: Mission to Earth's core — a modest proposal, Nature 423, 239-240 (15 May 2003) | doi:10.1038/423239a

And a little of the theoretical work on which this is based:
  • Spence, D. A. and Turcotte, D. L. (1990) Buoyancy-Driven Magma Fracture: A Mechanism for Ascent Through the Lithosphere and the Emplacement of Diamonds,
    JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH, VOL. 95, NO. B4, PAGES 5133-5139, APRIL 10, 1990
  • Turcotte, D.L. and Emerman, S. H. Dissipative melting as a mechanism for core formation, J. Geophys. Research, 88, p. B91-B96, 1983 ,
    DOI: 10.1029/JB088iS01p00B91


Thought some of the atmophiles in the group might be interested in reading this paper (abstract) to be presented by Zahnle at LPSC meeting next month. Fig. 3 in the paper is my favorite.


Meng et al. (2014) paper in Science on possible detection of dust cloud from a giant impact: