Seismic evidence for water deep in Earth's upper mantle

Mark Van der Meijde*, Federica Marone, Domenico Giardini, Suzan Van der Lee

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Abstract

Water in the deep upper mantle can influence the properties of seismic discontinuities in the mantle transition zone. Observations of converted seismic waves provide evidence of a 20- to 35-kilometer-thick discontinuity near a depth of 410 kilometers, most likely explained by as much as 700 parts per million of water by weight.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1556-1558
Number of pages3
JournalScience
Volume300
Issue number5625
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 6 2003

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