Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets

Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521353670
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 09/24/2001
Pages: 956
Product dimensions: 6.97(w) x 9.96(h) x 2.60(d)

About the Author

Peter Olson is the recipient of the 2015 Inge Lehmann Medal from the American Geophysical Union.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Historical background; 2. Plate tectonics; 3. Structure and composition of the mantle; 4. Mantle temperatures and thermodynamic properties; 5. Viscosity of the mantle; 6. Basic equations; 7. Linear stability; 8. Approximate solutions; 9. Calculations of convection in two dimensions; 10. Numerical models of three-dimensional convection; 11. Hotspots and mantle plumes; 12. Chemical geodynamics; 13. Thermal history of the Earth; 14. Convection in the interiors of solid planets and moons; 15. Nature of convection in the mantle; References; Index.

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