New details on transition zone below western United States
Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 94, Issue 25, page 228, 18 June 2013
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2013), New details on transition zone below western United States, Eos Trans. AGU, 94(25), 228.(
- Issue published online: 18 JUN 2013
- Article first published online: 18 JUN 2013
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- receiver functions;
- transition zone;
- western US;
- seismic imaging
At certain depths in Earth's mantle, increased pressures cause minerals to undergo phase changes, transforming to different crystal structures. Seismic waves change speed at these discontinuities, so analyzing seismic waves at various depths gives scientists information about the structure of the mantle.