Mondays 3:00-5:00 PM
Advisor: Alisha Clark
I study the elastic properties of silicate glasses, experimental analogues for silicate melts, to interpret seismic anomalies in Earth's upper mantle. I use shockless dynamic compression, resonant ultrasound spectroscopy, and gigahertz ultrasonic interferometry to demonstrate the effects of pressure and volatile content on the seismic (sound) velocities and elastic moduli of silicate glasses.
- B.A. Geophysics, UC Berkeley, 2017