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Water is essential for human existence, indeed for life’s beginning. The deep circulation of water and other fluids lubricates the deep-seated dynamics that keep Earth geologically alive, and its surface habitable. Several oceans’ worth of water may be present inside Earth, and the exchange of water and other fluids between the surface and the deep interior plays a crucial role in most Earth systems, including the evolution of the surface and the hydrosphere/atmosphere/biosphere.

Until recently, a real understanding of the workings of Earth’s deep plumbing system (from the surface to 3,000 km depth) has been tantalisingly out of our reach. Now, rapid advances in geophysics are producing stunning new images of physical properties such as seismic velocity and electrical conductivity in the deep Earth, but interpretation of these images requires new kinds of data on deep-Earth materials, and especially on the effects of deep fluids and their circulation. The CCFS CoE will integrate previously disparate fields - geochemistry, petrophysics, geophysics and numerical and thermodynamical modelling - to reach a new level of understanding of Earth’s dynamics and the fluid cycle(s) through time.




Registration is now open for CCFS sponsored Geoanalysis 2018 Details here

The CCFS Whole-of-Centre Meeting Abstract Volume ISSN:2208-7230 is available for download here.

CCFS sponsored Geoanalysis 2018 - the 10th triennial scientific meeting of The International Association of Geoanalysts, 8-13 July 2018 Details here


ACTER 2018 Field Symposium, Qilian Mountain, August 25 – September 5 2018 More details here




Parra-Avila, L.A., Belousova, E., Fiorentini, M.L., Eglinger, A., Block, S. and Miller, J. 2018. Zircon Hf and O-isotope constraints on the evolution of the Paleoproterozoic Baoulé-Mossi domain of the southern West African Craton. Precambrian Research, 306, 174-188.   View Article

LaFlamme, C., Jamieson, J., Fiorentini, M., Thebaud, N., Caruso S. and Selvaraja, V. 2018. Investigating sulfur pathways through the lithosphere by tracing mass independent fractionation of sulfur to the Lady Bountiful orogenic gold deposit, Yilgarn Craton. Gondwana Research Focus Review, 58, 27-38.   View Article

Ariskin, A., Danyushevsky, L., Nikolaev, G., Kislov, E., Fiorentini, M., McNeill, A., Kostitsyn, Y., Goemann, K., Feig, S. and Malyshev, A. 2018. The Dovyren Intrusive Complex (Southern Siberia, Russia): Insights into dynamics of an open magma chamber with implications for parental magma origin, composition, and Cu-Ni-PGE fertility. Lithos, 302-303, 242-262.   View Article

Zhou, X., Yu, J.-H., O’Reilly, S.Y., Griffin, W.L., Sun, T., Wang, X., Tran, M. and Nguyen, D. 2018. Component variation in the late Neoproterozoic to Cambrian sedimentary rocks of SW China – NE Vietnam, and its tectonic significance. Precambrian Research, 308, 92-110.   View Article

Perchuk, A.L., Yapskurt, V.O., Griffin, W.L., Shur, M.Yu. and Gain, S.E.M. 2018. Three types of element fluxes from metabasite into peridotite in analogue experiments: Insights into subduction-zone processes. Lithos, 302-303, 203-223.   View Article

Spencer, C.J., Murphy, B.M., Kirkland, C.L., Liu, Y. and Mitchell, R.N. 2018. A Palaeoproterozoic tectono-magmatic lull as a potential trigger for the supercontinent cycle. Nature Geoscience, 11, 97-100.   View Article

Denis, C.M.M., Demouchy, S. and Alard, O. 2018. Heterogeneous hydrogen distribution in orthopyroxene from veined mantle peridotite (San Carlos, Arizona): Impact of melt-rock interactions. Lithos, 302-303, 298-311.   View Article


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