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Discipline name D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines. Citations Publications World Ranking National Ranking
Earth Science D-index 72 Citations 92,123 221 World Ranking 353 National Ranking 189

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Awards & Achievements

2011 - Fellow of American Geophysical Union (AGU)

2010 - Geochemistry Fellow Honor, Geochemical Society and the European Association of Geochemistry

Overview

What is he best known for?

The fields of study he is best known for:

  • Basalt
  • Igneous rock
  • Mineral

William F. McDonough focuses on Geochemistry, Mantle, Continental crust, Trace element and Peridotite. Many of his studies on Geochemistry involve topics that are commonly interrelated, such as Oceanic crust. His Oceanic crust study combines topics in areas such as Eclogite and Mantle wedge.

His Mantle wedge study incorporates themes from Ocean island basalt, Oceanic plateau, Crustal recycling, Mantle plume and Volcanic arc. His study in Mantle is interdisciplinary in nature, drawing from both Paleomagnetism, Earth's internal heat budget, Basalt and Silicate. His Trace element study combines topics from a wide range of disciplines, such as Carbonatite and Incompatible element.

His most cited work include:

  • Chemical and isotopic systematics of oceanic basalts: implications for mantle composition and processes (16019 citations)
  • Chemical and isotopic systematics of oceanic basalts: implications for mantle composition and processes (16019 citations)
  • The composition of the Earth (8553 citations)

What are the main themes of his work throughout his whole career to date?

His primary areas of investigation include Geochemistry, Mantle, Mineralogy, Analytical chemistry and Silicate. Continental crust, Basalt, Trace element, Xenolith and Peridotite are the subjects of his Geochemistry studies. His Peridotite research integrates issues from Primitive mantle and Metasomatism.

His research in Mantle intersects with topics in Oceanic crust and Crust. Many of his research projects under Mineralogy are closely connected to Partition coefficient with Partition coefficient, tying the diverse disciplines of science together. The Silicate study which covers Earth that intersects with Core and Astrobiology.

He most often published in these fields:

  • Geochemistry (41.16%)
  • Mantle (34.45%)
  • Mineralogy (22.56%)

What were the highlights of his more recent work (between 2015-2021)?

  • Mantle (34.45%)
  • Geoneutrino (11.59%)
  • Geophysics (13.11%)

In recent papers he was focusing on the following fields of study:

His main research concerns Mantle, Geoneutrino, Geophysics, Astrobiology and Radiogenic nuclide. His Mantle study deals with the bigger picture of Geochemistry. He studies Basalt which is a part of Geochemistry.

He interconnects Detector and Earth in the investigation of issues within Geoneutrino. William F. McDonough focuses mostly in the field of Geophysics, narrowing it down to matters related to Lithology and, in some cases, Geologic map. William F. McDonough has included themes like Production, Neutrino and Order of magnitude in his Radiogenic nuclide study.

Between 2015 and 2021, his most popular works were:

  • Neutrino Physics with JUNO (506 citations)
  • Letter of Intent: Jinping Neutrino Experiment (56 citations)
  • Physics prospects of the Jinping neutrino experiment (52 citations)

In his most recent research, the most cited papers focused on:

  • Basalt
  • Igneous rock
  • Mineral

The scientist’s investigation covers issues in Mantle, Continental crust, Neutrino, Mineralogy and Crust. His Mantle study combines topics in areas such as Earth's internal heat budget, Planetary differentiation and Petrology. The subject of his Continental crust research is within the realm of Geochemistry.

His work on Olivine as part of general Geochemistry study is frequently linked to Lunar magma ocean, bridging the gap between disciplines. His studies in Mineralogy integrate themes in fields like Crystallization, Jack Hills, Isotope, Strontium and Oceanic crust. As a part of the same scientific family, William F. McDonough mostly works in the field of Oceanic crust, focusing on Radionuclide and, on occasion, Neutron.

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Best Publications

Chemical and isotopic systematics of oceanic basalts: implications for mantle composition and processes

S.-s. Sun;S.-s. Sun;W. F. McDonough;W. F. McDonough.
Geological Society, London, Special Publications (1989)

27052 Citations

The composition of the Earth

W.F. McDonough;S.-s. Sun.
Chemical Geology (1995)

12287 Citations

Re-Os evidence for replacement of ancient mantle lithosphere beneath the North China Craton

Shan Gao;Shan Gao;Roberta L Rudnick;Richard W Carlson;William F McDonough.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (2002)

990 Citations

Neutrino Physics with JUNO

Fengpeng An;Guangpeng An;Qi An;Vito Antonelli.
Journal of Physics G (2016)

816 Citations

Constraints on the composition of the continental lithospheric mantle

W.F. McDonough;W.F. McDonough.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1990)

813 Citations

Carbonatite metasomatism in the northern Tanzanian mantle: petrographic and geochemical characteristics

Roberta L. Rudnick;William F. McDonough;Bruce W. Chappell.
Earth and Planetary Science Letters (1993)

786 Citations

Compositional Model for the Earth's Core

W.F. McDonough.
Treatise on Geochemistry (2003)

644 Citations

3.16 – Compositional Model for the Earth's Core

W.F. McDonough.
Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences#R##N#Treatise on Geochemistry (Second Edition) (2014)

625 Citations

Precise elemental and isotope ratio determination by simultaneous solution nebulization and laser ablation-ICP-MS: Application to U-Pb geochronology

Ingo Horn;Roberta L Rudnick;William F McDonough.
Chemical Geology (2000)

616 Citations

Tracking the budget of Nb and Ta in the continental crust

Matthias G. Barth;William F. McDonough;Roberta L. Rudnick.
Chemical Geology (2000)

610 Citations

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