Reidar G Trønnes

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Phone +47-22851644
Room 2-309, ZEB Building
Visiting address ZEB Building CEED Sem Sælands vei 24 0371 Oslo
Postal address Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED) University of Oslo P.O. Box 1028 Blindern NO-0315 Oslo

Other affiliation

The Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics (CEED)


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Western Ontario, 1985
CV with publication list


Earth and planetary materials and dynamics (GEO-DEEP 9200)

Solid Earth - fluid Earth interactions (GEO-DEEP 9400)

Other lectures

Research interests

Experimental mineralogy, petrology and geochemistry, Earth and planetary structure, evolution and dynamics

Ongoing and planned research projects

Origin, evolution and dynamics of Earth and the terrestrial planets.
Experimental studies of phase relations and mineral physics of minerals and melts in the mantle. This is a contribution to a multidisiplinary effort, including computational mineralogy and mineral physics, seismology and geodynamic modelling.

Geochemistry of primitive basalts from the NE Atlantic and Arctic ocean.
Characterization of mantle source materials and melting processes, using isotope systematics. The main goal is to gain insights into the relations between the vertical and lateral flow of the Iceland plume and the passively ascending asthenosphere with entrained lithospheric material originating from the continental margins of Greenland, Norway, Spitsbergen and the Barents Sea shelf.

CV, publications and other information

Tags: Mineralogy, mineral physics, petrology, geochemistry, (experimental), geodynamics, seismology, Earth, planets, Solar system, meteorites, volcanoes
Published May 31, 2011 9:17 AM - Last modified July 30, 2020 10:25 AM