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Preliminary reference earth model
A large data set consisting of about 1000 normal mode periods, 500 summary travel time observations, 100 normal mode Q values, mass and moment of inertia have been inverted to obtain the radialExpand
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Theory of Earth
The maturing of the Earth sciences has led to a fragmentation into subdisciplines which speak imperfectly to one another. Some of these subdisciplines are field geology, petrology, mineralogy,Expand
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Hotspots, polar wander, Mesozoic convection and the geoid
The geoid bears little relation to present tectonic features of the Earth other than trenches and hotspots. The Mesozoic supercontinent of Pangea, however, apparently occupied a central position inExpand
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New Theory of the Earth
New Theory of the Earth is an interdisciplinary advanced textbook on all aspects of the interior of the Earth and its origin, composition, and evolution: geophysics, geochemistry, dynamics,Expand
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Elastic wave propagation in layered anisotropic media
This is an analysis of the dispersive properties of transversely isotropic media. This kind of anisotropy is exhibited by hexagonal crystals, sediments, planar igneous bodies, ice sheets, and rolledExpand
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Seismic velocities in mantle minerals and the mineralogy of the upper mantle
Comparison of seismic velocities in mantle minerals, under mantle conditions, with seismic data is a first step toward constraining mantle chemistry. The calculation, however, is uncertain due toExpand
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Lithosphere, asthenosphere, and perisphere
“Lithosphere” is a mechanical concept implying strength and relative permanence. Unfortunately, the term has also been applied to the surface thermal boundary layer (TBL) and a shallow enrichedExpand
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A model of dislocation-controlled rheology for the mantle
  • J. Minster, D. Anderson
  • Materials Science
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society…
  • 11 February 1981
The dislocation microstructure of mantle materials can account simultaneously for long-term steady-state creep, and for stress wave attenuation at seismic frequencies. The hypothesis that a singleExpand
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Equations of State of Solids for Geophysics and Ceramic Science [Book Review]
Solid-state physics used to be a branch of physics, and it is replete with theories bearing the names of Hermann von Helmholtz, Eduard Gruneisen, Peter De bye, Gustav Mie, Max Born, Johannes van derExpand
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An alternative mechanism of flood basalt formation
All large continental igneous provinces and most high-temperature magmas (picrites, komatiites) are found on the margins of cratonic lithosphere. The standard plume model of flood basalt formationExpand
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