A text which details the most important advance in earth sciences since the emergence of plate tectonics in the 1960s. Armed with the new techniques of seismic tomography, nine leading scientists in geophysical research present an experimental and theoretical description of the dynamics of the Earth's mantle. What emerges is a coherent modern theory of mantle convection leading to a greater understanding of both surface motions and large-scale structure of the Earth's interior.Although much has been recently learned about the surface manifestations of convection in the Eartha#39;s mantle and few ... aquot;If chemical change is involved, we have to give up the hypothesis of convection currents passing through this zone.
|Author||:||W. R. Peltier|
|Publisher||:||CRC Press - 1989-01-01|