This section contains a selection of the readings for this course.

National Science Foundation. "Proposal Preparation Instructions." In Grant Proposal Guide (NSF 01-2). October 2000.

Knittle, Elise, and Raymond Jeanloz. "Earth's Core-Mantle Boundary: Results of Experiments at High Pressures and Temperatures." Science, New Series 251, no. 5000 (22 March 1991): 1438-1443.

Buffett, Bruce A., Edward J. Garnero, and Raymond Jeanloz. "Sediments at the Top of Earth's Core." Science 290 (17 November 2000): 1338+.

Williams, Q., and E. Garnero. "Seismic Evidence for Partial Melt at the Base of Earth's Mantle." Science, New Series 273 (1996): 1528-1530.

Garnero, Edward J., and Raymond Jeanloz. "Fuzzy Patches on the Earth's Core-Mantle Boundary?" Geophysical Research Letters 27, no. 17 (1 September 2000): 2777-2780.

Rost, Sebastian, and Justin Revenaugh. "Seismic Detection of Rigid Zones at the Top of the Core." Science 294 (30 November 2001): 1911-1914.

Sweeney, Jeffrey S., and Dion L. Heinz. "Melting of Iron-Magnesium-Silicate Perovskite." Geophysical Research Letters 20, no. 9 (5 May 1993): 855-858.

Holland, Kathleen G., and Thomas J. Ahrens. "Melting of (Mg,Fe)2SiO4 at the Core-Mantle Boundary of the Earth." Science 275 (14 March 1997): 1623-1625.

Zerr, A., A. Diegeler, and R. Boehler. "Solidus of Earth's Deep Mantle." Science 281 (10 July 1998): 243-246.

Karato, Shun-Ichiro, Shuqing Zhang, and Hans-Rudolf Wenk. "Superplasticity in Earth's Lower Mantle: Evidence from Seismic Anisotropy and Rock Physics." Science, New Series 270, no. 5235 (20 October 1995): 458-461.

McNamara, Allen K., Peter E. van Keken, and Shun-Ichiro Karato. "Development of Anisotropic Structure in the Earth's Lower Mantle by Solid-State Convection." Nature 416 (21 March 2002): 310-314.

Merkel, Sébastien, Hans Rudolf Wenk, James Badro, Gilles Montagnac, Philippe Gillet, Ho-kwang Mao, and Russell J. Hemley. "Deformation of (Mg0.9,Fe0.1)SiO3 Perovskite aggregates up to 32 GPa." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 209 (2003): 351-360.

Tan, Eh, Michael Gurnis, and Lijie Han. "Slabs in the Lower Mantle and their Modulation of Plume Formation." Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems G3 3, no. 11 (16 November 2002): 1-24.

Manga, Michael, and Raymond Jeanloz. "Implications of a Metal-bearing Chemical Boundary Layer in D" for Mantle Dynamics." Geophysical Research Letters 23, no. 22 (1 November 1996): 3091-3094.

Fouch, Matthew J., Karen M. Fischer, and Michael E. Wysession. "Lowermost Mantle Anisotropy Beneath the Pacific: Imaging the Source of the Hawaiian Plume." Earth and Planetary Science Letters 190 (2001): 167-180.

Williams, Q., J. Revenaugh, and E. Garnero. "A Correlation Between Ultra-Low Basal Velocities in the Mantle and Hot Spots." Science 281 (24 July 1998): 546-549.

Scherstén, Anders, Tim Elliott, Chris Hawkesworth, and Marc Norman. "Tungsten Isotope Evidence that Mantle Plumes Contain No Contribution from the Earth's Core." Nature 427 (15 January 2004): 234-237.

Brandon, Alan D., Richard J. Walker, John W. Morgan, Marc D. Norman, and Hazel M. Prichard. "Coupled 186Os and 187Os Evidence for Core-Mantle Interaction." Science 280 (5 June 1998): 1570-1573.

Walker, Richard J., John W. Morgan, and Mary F. Horan. "Osmium-187 Enrichment in Some Plumes: Evidence for Core-Mantle Interaction?" Science, New Series 269, no. 5225 (11 August 1995): 819-822.

Glatzmaier, Gary A., Robert S. Coe, Lionel Hongre, and Paul H. Roberts. "The Role of the Earth's Mantle in Controlling the Frequency of Geomagnetic Reversals." Nature 401 (28 October 1999): 885-890.

Murakami, Motohiko, Kei Hirose, Katsuyuki Kawamura, Nagayoshi Sata, and Yasuo Ohishi. "Post-Perovskite Phase Transition in MgSiO3." Sciencexpress, 10.1126/science.1095932 (8 April 2004).

Shim, S.-H., T. S. Duffy, R. Jeanloz, and G. Shen. "Stability and Crystal Structure of MgSiO3 Perovskite to the Core-Mantle Boundary." Geophysical Research Letters 31, L10603 (2004).

Lay, Thorne, Quentin Williams, and Edward J. Garnero. "The Core–Mantle Boundary Layer and Deep Earth Dynamics." Nature 392 (2 April 1998): 461-468.