New clues to deep Earth water cycle

Rocks from xenoliths in the Philippines carrying deep water samples have provided new insight into the water cycle of the deep Earth, volcanic activity in the Pacific and and the potential consequences of the unison of these.

Researchers from Macquarie University have begun to address longstanding problems measuring and understanding what happens in the water below the earth because of the difficulty in sourcing authentic and recent samples.

Researchers normally study lava samples, an indirect source of a volcano. The xenoliths are young rocks with tell a more recent story of what is happening below Earth’s surface.

Read more at Macquarie University