Skip to main content

Thank you for visiting nature.com. You are using a browser version with limited support for CSS. To obtain the best experience, we recommend you use a more up to date browser (or turn off compatibility mode in Internet Explorer). In the meantime, to ensure continued support, we are displaying the site without styles and JavaScript.

Deep Earth

Mantle fabric unravelled?

Mantle flow patterns may be reconstructed from mineral orientations. Experiments show that the high-pressure mineral post-perovskite can inherit texture from its lower-pressure counterpart, suggesting new ways of interpreting flow in the deepest mantle.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution

Access options

Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

$32.00

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Transformation from perovskite to post-perovskite in the deep mantle.

References

  1. Murakami, M., Hirose, K., Sata, N., Ohishi, Y. & Kawamura, K. Science 304, 855–858 (2004).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  2. Kendall, J.-M. & Silver, P. G. in The Core–Mantle Boundary Region (eds Gurnis, M. et al.) 97–118 (Geodynamic Series 28, American Geophysical Union, 1998).

    Book  Google Scholar 

  3. Dobson, D. P. et al. Nature Geosci. 6, 575–578 (2013).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  4. Wysession, M. E. et al. in The Core–Mantle Boundary Region (eds Gurnis, M. et al.) 273–297 (Geodynamic Series 28, American Geophysical Union, 1998).

    Book  Google Scholar 

  5. Tsuchiya, T., Tsuchiya, J., Umemoto, K. & Wentzcovitch, R. M. Geophys. Res. Lett. 31, L14603 (2004).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Wookey, J., Stackhouse, S., Kendall, J.-M., Brodholt, J. & Price, G. D. Nature 438, 1004–1008 (2005).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  7. Oganov, A. R., Martonak, R., Laio, A., Raiteri, P. & Parrinello, M. Nature 438, 1142–1144 (2005).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  8. Walker, A. M., Forte, A. M., Zookey, J., Nowacki, A. & Kendall, J.-M. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 12, Q10006 (2011).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  9. Panning, M. & Romanowicz, B. Geophys. J. Int. 167, 361–379 (2006).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  10. Nowacki A., Wookey J. & Kendall J.-M. Nature 467, 1091–1906 (2010).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  11. Hernlund, J. W., Thomas, C. & Tackley, P. J. Nature 434, 882–886 (2005).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  12. Garnero, E. J. & McNamara, A. K. Science 320, 626–628 (2008).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  13. Wenk, H.-R., Cottaar, S., Tomé, CN., McNamara, A. & Romanowicz, B. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 306, 33–45 (2011).

    Article  Google Scholar 

  14. Lay, T., Hernlund, J., Garnero, E. J. & Thorne, M. S. Science 314, 1272–1276 (2006).

    Article  Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to John Hernlund.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

Hernlund, J. Mantle fabric unravelled?. Nature Geosci 6, 516–518 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1868

Download citation

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1868

Search

Quick links

Nature Briefing

Sign up for the Nature Briefing newsletter — what matters in science, free to your inbox daily.

Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing