Fingering Convection in the Stably Stratified Layers of Planetary Cores

@article{Guervilly2022FingeringCI,
  title={Fingering Convection in the Stably Stratified Layers of Planetary Cores},
  author={C{\'e}line Guervilly},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets},
  year={2022},
  volume={127}
}
  • C. Guervilly
  • Published 3 May 2022
  • Physics, Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets
Stably stratified layers may be present at the top of the electrically conducting fluid layers of many planets either because the temperature gradient is locally subadiabatic or because a stable composition gradient is maintained by the segregation of chemical elements. Here we study the double‐diffusive processes taking place in such a stable layer, considering the case of Mercury's core where the temperature gradient is stable but the composition gradient is unstable over a 800 km‐thick layer… 

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