Whole Planet Cooling and the Radiogenic Heat Source Contents of the Earth and Moon

  title={Whole Planet Cooling and the Radiogenic Heat Source Contents of the Earth and Moon},
  author={Gerald Schubert and David Stevenson},
It is widely believed that the surface heat ftows of the earth and moon provide good measures of the total amounts of radioactives in these bodies. Simple thermal evolution models, based on subsolidus whole mantle convection, indicate that this may not be the case. These models have been constructed assuming an initially h~t st~te, but with a wide varlet~ of choices for the parameters characterizing the rheology and convective vtgor. All models are constramed to be consistent with present-day… CONTINUE READING


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