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Water in Mantle May be Associated With Subduction
August 19, 2009
A team of scientists from Oregon State University has created the first global 3-D map of electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle and their model suggests that that enhanced conductivity in certain areas of the mantle may signal the presence of water.
Oregon State University
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