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Neutrino Geoscience: Review, survey, future prospects

  title={Neutrino Geoscience: Review, survey, future prospects},
  author={William F. McDonough and Hiroko Watanabe},
The earth’s surface heat flux is 46 ± 3 TW (terrawatts, 10 12 watts). Although many assume we know the earth’s abundance and distribution of radioactive heat producing elements (i.e., U, Th, and K), estimates for the mantle’s heat production varying by an order of magnitude and recent particle physics findings challenge our dominant paradigm. Geologists predict the earth’s budget of radiogenic power at 20 ± 10 TW, whereas particle physics experiments predict 15.3 +4 . 9 − 4 . 9 TW (KamLAND, Japan… 

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