Heat-pipe Earth

@article{Moore2013HeatpipeE,
  title={Heat-pipe Earth},
  author={W. Moore and A. Webb},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2013},
  volume={501},
  pages={501-505}
}
The heat transport and lithospheric dynamics of early Earth are currently explained by plate tectonic and vertical tectonic models, but these do not offer a global synthesis consistent with the geologic record. Here we use numerical simulations and comparison with the geologic record to explore a heat-pipe model in which volcanism dominates surface heat transport. These simulations indicate that a cold and thick lithosphere developed as a result of frequent volcanic eruptions that advected… Expand

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