The aim of my PhD thesis is to develop a global model on crustal formation on early Earth. For this, I investigate the early evolution of Earth’s interior and surface by linking mineralogical, chemical, and thermodynamic properties. With this information, a statistical overview of crustal formation and recycling mechanisms will be created.
For my research, following topics are of particular interest:
-Varying melt compositions and the impact of partition coefficients
-different formation processes of oceanic and proto-continental crust
-crustal and lithospheric erosion and delamination.
Schmidt, J. and L. Noack (2019): The influence of K, Th, and U partition coefficients on the thermal evolution of a planet. Oral presentation at the Paneth Kolloquium, Nördlingen.
Schmidt, J. and L. Noack (2019): Modelling the redistribution of radioactive elements from the mantle to crust. Poster presentation at the Goldschmidt conference, Barcelona.
Schmidt, J. and L. Noack (2019): Understanding and comparing calculations of partition coefficients: how P-T conditions affect the enrichment of trace elements in the crust. Poster presentation at the EGU conference, Vienna.