ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems [ 2011 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Prof SY O'Reilly; Prof SA Wilde; Prof PA Cawood; Prof WL Griffin; Prof NJ McNaughton; Prof ZX Li; Prof ME Barley; Prof SP Turner; Dr NJ Pearson; Prof L Dubrovinsky; Prof TC McCuaig; Prof FY Wu; Prof R Kerrich; Prof M Brown; Dr DH Mainprice; Dr MJ van Kran

Brief description (ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems) Water is essential for human existence, indeed for life's beginning. The circulation of water between the surface and the deep interior lubricates the internal dynamics that keep Earth geologically alive; it is crucial to most Earth systems, including the evolution of the hydrospher/atmosphere/biosphere, and the development of giant ore deposits. However, the origin, abundance, speciation and movements of fluids inside Earth are largely unknown, and represent key issues in modern geoscience. This CoE will integrate previously disparate fields - geology, tectonics, geochemistry, petrophysics, geophysics and dynamic modelling - to understand the workings of Earth's deep plumbing system.

Funding Amount 12400000

Funding Scheme ARC Centres of Excellences

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