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Durham University

Department of Earth Sciences

Staff Profile

Dr Charitra Jain

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Earth Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 42357
Room number: Rm 309

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Research Groups

Department of Earth Sciences

Research Interests

  • Archean geodynamics
  • Continent generation
  • Craton formation
  • Mantle convection
  • Numerical modelling
  • Plate tectonics


Doctoral Thesis

  • Jain, C (2018). Self-Consistent Generation of Continents and Their Influence on Global Mantle Dynamics. PhD.

Journal Article

  • Jain, C., Rozel, A. B., Tackley, P. J., Sanan, P. & Gerya, T. (2019). Growing primordial continental crust self-consistently in global mantle convection models. Gondwana Research 73: 96-122.
  • Jain, C., Rozel, A. B. & Tackley, P. J. (2019). Quantifying the correlation between mobile continents and elevated temperatures in the subcontinental mantle. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20(3): 1358-1386.
  • Rozel, A. B., Golabek, G. J., Jain, C., Tackley, P. J. & Gerya, T. (2017). Continental crust formation on early Earth controlled by intrusive magmatism. Nature 545(7654): 332.
  • Jain, C, Vogt, C & Clauser, C (2015). Maximum potential for geothermal power in Germany based on engineered geothermal systems. Geothermal Energy 3(1).