Seismic anisotropy of the Earth's inner core resulting from flow induced by Maxwell stresses

  title={Seismic anisotropy of the Earth's inner core resulting from flow induced by Maxwell stresses},
  author={S. Karato},
  • S. Karato
  • Published 1999
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • Seismological observations indicate that the inner core of the Earth is elastically anisotropic. Anisotropic structures are likely to be formed by dynamic processes and therefore such observations have the potential to provide constraints on flow in the inner core and on the geodynamo itself. But in addition to the difficulties in estimating the relevant physical properties of iron under inner-core conditions, even the macroscopic processes responsible for generating seismic anisotropy in this… CONTINUE READING
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