Substantial hydrogen solubility in olivine and implications for water storage in the mantle

@article{Kohlstedt1992SubstantialHS,
  title={Substantial hydrogen solubility in olivine and implications for water storage in the mantle},
  author={David L Kohlstedt},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1992},
  volume={357},
  pages={672-674}
}
WATER plays an important role in geodynamic processes in the Earth's upper mantle: for example, hydrogen (as water) affects the amount and composition of magma generated by partial melting1 and a trace amount of hydrogen ( ∼0.001 wt% water) can markedly weaken the dominant upper-mantle mineral, olivine2,3. Migration of hydrogen ions may be responsible for the anomalously high electrical conductivity of the asthenosphere4. The quantitative importance of hydrogen in mantle processes must depend… CONTINUE READING

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