JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences) » S-IT Science of the Earth's Interior & Tectonophysics

[S-IT22] [EE] Interaction and Coevolution of the Core and Mantle in the Earth and Planets

Sat. May 20, 2017 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM A05 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Taku Tsuchiya(Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University), Hidenori Terasaki(Graduate School of Science, Osaka University), Madhusoodhan Satish-Kumar(Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Niigata University), Tetsuo Irifune(Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University), John Hernlund(Earth-Life Science Institute, Tokyo Institute of Technology), Eiji Ohtani(Department of Earth and Planetary Materials Science, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University), Chairperson:Taku Tsuchiya(Geodynamics Research Center, Ehime University)

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

[SIT22-23] An Introduction to Using Neutrinos for Understanding Geodynamics

★Invited papers

*John Gregory Learned1 (1.Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Hawaii)

Keywords:neutrino, Uranium, Thorium, Mantle Heating

Neutrinos from radioactive decays deep in the earth reveal the location of the heating that drives most geodynamics. We will present a sketch of the physics and of the neutrino production, largely from U and Th decay, the neutrino propagation and detection. Only two experiments so far have detected these "geoneutrinos" coming out of the earth, but there are long term plans to study the distribution of the sources. We will discuss current plans and these prospects.