Geo-neutrinos and the Radioactive Power of the Earth

  title={Geo-neutrinos and the Radioactive Power of the Earth},
  author={S. Dye},
  journal={arXiv: Nuclear Experiment},
  • S. Dye
  • Published 2011
  • Geology, Physics
  • arXiv: Nuclear Experiment
Chemical and physical Earth models agree little as to the radioactive power of the planet. Each predicts a range of radioactive powers, overlapping slightly with the other at about 24 TW, and together spanning 14-46 TW. Approximately 20 % of this radioactive power (3-8 TW) escapes to space in the form of geo-neutrinos. The remaining 11-38 TW heats the planet with significant geo-dynamical consequences, appearing as the radiogenic component of the 43-49 TW surface heat flow. The non-radiogenic… Expand
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