Composition of the Earth's Mantle

  1. Thomas J. Shankland and
  2. Jay D. Bass
  1. Francis Birch

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP026p0117

Elastic Properties and Equations of State

Elastic Properties and Equations of State

How to Cite

Birch, F. (1988) Composition of the Earth's Mantle, in Elastic Properties and Equations of State (eds T. J. Shankland and J. D. Bass), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/SP026p0117

Author Information

  1. Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., U.S.A.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1988

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875902401

Online ISBN: 9781118664971

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Keywords:

  • Atomic weight of minerals;
  • Density-pressure relations;
  • Earth's mantle;
  • Transition layer;
  • Velocity-density relations

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Density distributions for the mantle

  • The nature of the transition layer

  • Core