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Core Dynamics: Treatise on Geophysics

Series: Treatise on Geophysics Volume: 8

Edited By: Peter Olson

376 pages, col figs, tabs


Paperback | Aug 2009 | #189542 | ISBN-13: 9780444534576
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This is an account of the dynamics at the heart of our planet. The range of subjects reflects the breadth and the fast pace of research in core dynamics. The topics include structure and composition of the outer and inner core, energetics of the core, convection, rotation, flow and turbulence in the outer core, solidification of the inner core, dynamo theory and numerical dynamo models, magnetic polarity reversals, laboratory experiments on the core and the geodynamo and the interactions between the core and the other parts of the Earth.


Energetics of the Core
Theory of the Geodynamo
Large Scale Flow in the Core
Thermal and Compositional Convection in the Outer Core
Turbulence and Small-Scale Dynamics in the Outer Core
Rotational Dynamics of the Core
Numerical Dynamo Simulations
Magnetic Polarity Reversals in the Core
Inner Core Dynamics
Experiments on Core Dynamics
Core-Mantle Interactions

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