Discovery Projects - Grant ID: DP170100058 [ 2017-06-27 - 2020-06-26 ]

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Researchers: D. Rhodri Davies (Chief Investigator) ,  FRS, FAA Brian Leslie Norman Kennett (Chief Investigator) ,  Ian Campbell (Chief Investigator) ,  Professor Brian L. N. Kennett (Chief Investigator) ,  Nicholas Rawlinson (Partner Investigator)
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Brief description Earth's intra-plate volcanic engine. This project aims to understand the mechanisms underpinning intra-plate volcanism. Australia hosts one of the world’s most extensive intra-plate volcanic regions. However, the mechanisms driving intra-plate volcanic provinces on Earth remain poorly understood. This project will use geodynamical models and observational data-sets from geology, geochemistry and seismology, whilst using the Australian continent as a natural laboratory. The project is expected to provide understanding about the constraints on Australia's volcanic hazard; reconcile geophysical and geochemical constraints on mantle melting; and improve understanding of mass extinctions, continental breakup and the genesis of metals, diamonds and hydrocarbons.

Funding Amount $286,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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