Scientists are reporting more evidence that an ocean of water exists in the upper layers of the Earth’s mantle and that this water is being drawn upwards towards the surface as “mantle rain.” As reported in Smithsonian Magazine and published in Science Direct, geoscientists in France have developed a new model that shows how water-rich magma seeps back up toward the crust, which they call “mantle rain.” They estimate there is literally an ocean’s volume of water in this state. Smithsonian article
Seeing how 75% of the Earth is covered in water, this discovery is of immense importance. The geoscientists assert that the mantle rain is keeping the level of the oceans stable by refilling them. Of course, this also applies to groundwater on land. Since only 2.5% of the earth’s water is fresh, having a potential ocean of water available supports the growing evidence of Deep Seated Water across the planet.
The Smithsonian article states, “There is a layer about 410 kilometers below the surface that can hold a lot of water,” says [professor] Andrault. The prevailing understanding says that water should stay there forever, he says. If that were the case, the Earth’s surface water would have slowly decreased, locked away in the mantle. But that’s where mantle rain comes in.”
Mantle Rain Study Confirms Additional Planetary Water Sources
Discoveries like these are upending the common wisdom of hydrogeologists worldwide. The growing evidence of additional freshwater sources can transform our approach to water security and sustainable management, especially in arid regions. Since nearly two billion people representing one-quarter of the earth’s population is faced with water scarcity and contamination, this supplemental source of water is a game changer.
AquaterreX has been at the forefront of this effort, employing 21st century technology to locate Deep Seated Water, especially in areas where others say, “No water exists.”
Deep Seated Water – An Almost Unlimited, Alternative, and Clean Source
Deep Seated Water (DSW), is groundwater, typically sourced from deep aquifers that are located lower than shallow aquifers. Such deep aquifers are supplied not only from local catchment basins but also by subsurface inflows across basin boundaries. Deep Seated Water also encompasses water created at the mantle level of the Earth under extreme heat and pressure as confirmed by this recent report on mantle rain. Contamination does not occur in these deep water aquifers as modern pollution has not reached these deeper levels. And the best news is that this water is accessible and plentiful.
Deep Seated Water – The Missing Piece
Deep Seated Water is the Missing Piece that can solve the water crisis puzzle – contamination, drought, scarcity. Many water strategies focus on conservation, rather than additional supply. Other solutions such as desalination and wastewater treatment are potential answers for some, but they also come with trade-offs such as high cost, high energy usage, long planning periods and toxic waste. Deep Seated Water is located almost everywhere on the planet, and it can be added to the mix of solutions as a supplemental freshwater source that is not subject to contamination, is fast and easy to implement and is economical and scalable. And, tapping Deep Seated Water allows both surface water and shallow aquifer sources to recharge, making the total system more environmentally sustainable. The new study on mantle rain confirms the presence of this supplemental source of water.
We Can Solve The Water Problem
There is no question that we are facing freshwater challenges, not just in the US, but around the world. It is time to consider all of the alternatives and solutions at our disposal. Science and technology are advancing to the point where we can make a difference quickly, if we just resolve to do it.
AquaterreX (www.aquaterrex.com) is a global environmental services organization with a mission to broadly implement effective water and food security solutions. The name AquaterreX comes from the Latin, aqua (water) and French, terre (earth, land) which is a derivative of the Latin, terra, and “X” for exploration. Thus, AquaterreX encompasses water and land solutions for the planet.
The company possesses proprietary technology to locate Deep Seated Water, which is fresh water situated below the shallow groundwater that supplies the majority of fresh water on the planet. This vast new source of water can help solve the water crisis facing billions of people.