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Mantle Dynamics: Treatise on Geophysics

Series: Treatise on Geophysics Volume: 7

Edited By: David Bercovici

520 pages, col figs, tabs

Elsevier

Paperback | Aug 2009 | #189541 | ISBN-13: 9780444534569
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NHBS Price: £58.99 $74/€70 approx

About this book

This book provides an in-depth overview of the field of mantle dynamics in its present state. It surveys the physics and fluid dynamics of mantle convection, with theoretical, laboratory and computational methods. The volume also reviews the present understanding of convection in Earth's mantle, including energy sources and thermal evolution, upper-mantle flow, the fate of subducting slabs, hotspots and mantle plumes, and convective mixing and mantle geochemistry.


Contents

Overview
David Bercovici
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Physics and Theory
Yanick Ricard
cole normale sup rieure de Lyon, France

Laboratory Methods
Anne Davaille and Angela Limare
Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, France

Analytical Methods
Neil Ribe
Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, France

Computational Methods
Shijie Zhong
University of Colorado at Boulder, USA
David A. Yuen
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Louis Moresi
Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Heat and Energy Budget of the Mantle
The Mantle Geotherm
Claude Jaupart and St phane Labrosse
Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, France
Jean-Claude Mareschal
Universit du Qu bec Montr al, Canada

The Shallow Mantle and Upwellings Beneath
Mid-Ocean Ridges
Edgar Marc Parmentier
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Mantle Downwelling and the Fate of Subducting Slabs
Scott D. King
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Mantle Plumes and Hotspots
Garret Ito
University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
Peter van Keken
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Mantle Chemistry and Convective Mixing
Paul Tackley
ETH, Institut f r Geophysik, Z rich, Switzerland

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