Fellow Term: May '10 - April '13
Mark Behn is an associate scientist in the department of Geology and Geophysics. He uses geodynamic models to quantify the behavior of tectonic and magmatic systems in marine and terrestrial environments. As a fellow, he plans to study Earth's deep water cycle. While we typically think of the oceans as the largest reservoir for water on Earth, hydrous minerals have the potential to store a far larger volume of water in the deep mantle. Mark will work to develop models for the flux of water into and out of the Earth's mantle.