Geophysical and geochemical constraints on geoneutrino fluxes from Earth's mantle

@article{vSramek2013GeophysicalAG,
  title={Geophysical and geochemical constraints on geoneutrino fluxes from Earth's mantle},
  author={Ondvrej vSr'amek and William F. McDonough and Edwin S. Kite and Vedran Leki'c and Stephen T. Dye and Shijie Zhong},
  journal={Earth and Planetary Science Letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={361},
  pages={356-366}
}
Knowledge of the amount and distribution of radiogenic heating in the mantle is crucial for understanding the dynamics of the Earth, including its thermal evolution, the style and planform of mantle convection, and the energetics of the core. Although the flux of heat from the surface of the planet is robustly estimated, the contributions of radiogenic heating and secular cooling remain poorly defined. Constraining the amount of heat-producing elements in the Earth will provide clues to… Expand

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