Dr. Carl B. Agee

Director, Institute of Meteoritics

Meteorite Curator

Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences

MSC03 2050

1 University of New Mexico

Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Phone: 505-573-5131

Fax: 505-277-3577

Email: agee /at/ unm /dot/ edu

Ph.D. Columbia University, 1988

Research interests: Origin and evolution of planetary interiors. High-pressure multi-anvil techniques applied to problems in experimental petrology. Magma physics with emphasis on mobility of silicate and metallic liquids at high pressure. Experimental trace element partitioning studies to elucidate the differentiation of the Earth, Moon, and Mars.


Recent Publications

Agee, C. B. (2008) Compressibility of water in magma and the prediction of density crossovers in mantle differentiation. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, A, doi:10.1098/rsta.2008.0071. Click for PDF reprint

Agee, C. B. (2008) Static compression of hydrous silicate melt and the effect of water on planetary differentiation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 265:641-654. Click for PDF reprint

Mills, N. M., Agee, C. B., and Draper, D. S. (2007) Metal-silicate partitioning of cesium: Implications for core formation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71:4066-4081. Click for PDF reprint

Draper, D. S., du Frane, S. A., Shearer, Jr., C. K., Dwarzski, R. E., and Agee, C. B. (2006) High-pressure phase equilibria and element partitioning experiments on Apollo 15 green C picritic glass: Implications for the role of garnet in the deep lunar interior. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 70:2400-2416. Click for PDF reprint

Chabot, N. L., Draper, D. S., and Agee, C. B. (2005) Conditions of core formation in the Earth: Constraints from nickel and cobalt partitioning. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69:2141-2151. Click for PDF reprint