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(Article of book - 1979)

Document title

Fluid models of mantle convection in The Earth: its origin, structure and evolution.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

STEVENSON D. J. ; TURNER J. S. ; McELHINNY M. W. (Editeur scientifique) ;

Abstract

It is shown that a variety of indirect evidence, especially postglacial uplift and gravity data, together with an increasing theoretical and laboratory understanding of model systems, suggests convection throughout the mantle, although the flow may be in the form of coupled layers rather than overturning of the whole mantle. The relationship of this convection to plate tectonics is discussed, with emphasis on subduction as a form of thermal convection in which the mantle is cooled from above.

Source

Book

ISBN : 0-12-482750-0

Editor : Academic Press, London, New York, San Francisco - ROYAUME-UNI (1979)

Millesime : 1979 [pp. 227-263]

Bibliographic references : 132 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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