Flow and Creep in the Solar System: Observations, Modeling and Theory / Edition 1

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The conference which generated the papers presented in this volume was very broad in scope, covering motions, both fluid and solid state, ranging from the scale of the solar corona to flow in sedimentary basins. The aims of this conference proceedings volume is to allow a comparison of these various flow regimes to obtain a fuller understanding of the processes and concepts involved. Much information concerning large scale motions within the planets is obtained from proxy records such as variations in magnetic fields and tectonic activity on the surface of the earth. However, the directly observed motions of the atmosphere, the oceans and ice are instructive in attempting to interpret these other records. The papers in this volume cover these and other disciplines to allow the reader to maintain a good perspective on the fluid motions taking place within, on and around the earth.

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Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Dynamic Modeling and Flow in the Earth and Planets, held at the Geophysical Institute, U. of Alaska Fairbanks, June 1991--bringing together geoscientists from all the disciplines related to the solar system where fluid flow is a fundamental phenomenon. The various aspects of flow discussed range from the flow of ice in glaciers, through motion of the solar wind, to the effects of flow in the Earth's mantle as seen in surface phenomena. A major connecting theme is the role played by convection. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792321484
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 2/28/1993
  • Series: Nato Science Series C: (closed), #391
  • Edition description: 1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 506
  • Product dimensions: 1.13 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Papers Presented
Convection and Flows in the Sun and Stars 1
A Review of the Dynamics of the Lower and Upper Thermosphere 13
Reversals of the Solar Source Surface Magnetic Field and of the Planets 45
Planetary Magnetism Re-Visited 59
Some Reflections on Solid State Convection in the Mantles of the Earth, Moon and Terrestrial Planets 67
Rotating Spherical Convection with Applications to Planetary Systems 83
Geomagnetism and Inferences for Core Motions 97
Energetic Aspects of Thermal Convective Magnetohydrodynamic Dynamos 113
Preferred Bands of Longitude for Geomagnetic Reversal VGP Paths: Implications for Reversal Mechanisms 121
Parameterization of Temperature- and Stress-Dependent Viscosity Convection and the Thermal Evolution of Venus 131
Complex Flow Structures in Strongly Chaotic Time-Dependent Mantle Convection 147
An Explicit Inertial Method for the Simulation of Viscoelastic Flow: An Evaluation of Elastic Effects on Diapiric Flow in Two- and Three-Layers Models 175
Dynamically Supported Topography at the Earth's Surface and the Core-Mantle-Boundary: Influences by a Depth-Dependent Thermal Expansivity and a Chemical Boundary Layer 197
3-D Numerical Investigation of the Mantle Dynamics Associated with the Breakup of Pangea 207
Subduction Zones, Magmatism, and the Breakup of Pangea 225
Relationship Between Hotspots and Mantle Structure: Correlation with Whole Mantle Seismic Tomography 249
Porous Media Flow in Granitoid Magmas: An Assessment 261
Dynamics of Magma Chambers 287
A Mechanism for Spontaneous Self-Perpetuating Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planets 307
High Latitude Ocean Convection 323
Analogous Modes of Convection in the Atmosphere and Ocean 357
The Dynamics of Subcritical Double-Diffusive Convection in the Southern Ocean: An Application to Polynyas 371
Strategies for Modelling Climate Changes 385
Ice Sheet Dynamics 399
Glacier Flow Modeling 417
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