Spherical disharmonies in the Earth sciences and the spatial solution : Ridges , hotspots , slabs , geochemistry and tomography correlations

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  title={Spherical disharmonies in the Earth sciences and the spatial solution : Ridges , hotspots , slabs , geochemistry and tomography correlations},
  author={WM. TERRILL and D. L. Anderson}
}
There is increasing use of statistical correlations between geophysical fields and between geochemical and geophysical fields in attempts to understand how the Earth works. Typically, such correlations have been based on spherical harmonic expansions. The expression of functions on the sphere as spherical harmonic series has many pitfalls, especially if lthe data are nonuniformly and/or sparsely sampled. Many of the difficulties involved in the use of spherical harmonic expansion techniques can… CONTINUE READING

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