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# Neutrino Geoscience: Review, survey, future prospects

@inproceedings{McDonough2022NeutrinoGR,
title={Neutrino Geoscience: Review, survey, future prospects},
author={William F. McDonough and Hiroko Watanabe},
year={2022}
}
• Published 27 September 2022
• Geology, Physics
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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