Term paper: NSF-type proposal focused on outstanding CMB question (PDF), including a detailed research plan; 3-5 students per team; 15 pages maximum (including text + figures, but excluding references).
Topics chosen for the Spring 2004 final reports were:
- LPO vs. SPO: a targeted D" anisotropy study beneath India
- Searching geochemical evidences for the core contribution in mantle plume: Highly siderophile elements (HSE) partitioning in the liquid metal-silicate system at core-mantle boundary condition
- MgSiO3 phase change near CMB: Experiments and Implications
- Seismic imaging and modeling of the core-mantle boundary beneath the southern Indian Ocean