Earth's Deep Interior: Mineral Physics and Tomography From the Atomic to the Global Scale

Earth's Deep Interior: Mineral Physics and Tomography From the Atomic to the Global Scale

Editor(s): Shun-Ichiro Karato, Alessandro Forte, Robert Liebermann, Guy Masters, Lars Stixrude

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875909752

Online ISBN: 9781118668474

DOI: 10.1029/GM117

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 117.

Earth is a dynamically evolving planet with large-scale flow and chemical differentiation occurring throughout history. These processes include not only mantle convection and related phenomena but also core processes that have an important influence on the generation of the magnetic field. Deep processes in Earth, however, have long been matters for speculation without many observational constraints. Fortunately, during the last 10 years or so this situation has changed dramatically. Enhancements in the capacity of high resolution seismology to probe the fine structures of Earth's deep interior (via seismic tomography, for example) and technical advances in mineral and rock physics, which have provided new and improved data bases for interpreting seismological observations, are essential developments.

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    2. Introduction (pages 1–2)

      Shun-Ichiro Karato, Alessandro Forte, Robert C. Liebermann, Guy Masters and Lars Stixrude

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