Mantle Dynamics

  • ID: 1767729
  • Book
  • 7000 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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Treatise on Geophysics: Mantle Dynamics, Volume 7 aims to provide both a classical and state-of-the-art introduction to the methods and science of mantle dynamics, as well as survey leading order problems (both solved and unsolved) and current understanding of how the mantle works. It is organized around two themes: (1) how is mantle convection studied; and (2) what do we understand about mantle dynamics to date. The first four chapters are thus concerned with pedagogical reviews of the physics of mantle convection; laboratory studies of the fluid dynamics of convection relevant to the mantle; theoretical analysis of mantle dynamics; and numerical analysis and methods of mantle convection. The subsequent chapters concentrate on leading issues of mantle convection itself, which include the energy budget of the mantle; the upper mantle and lithosphere in and near the spreading center (mid-ocean ridge) environment; the dynamics of subducting slabs; hot spots, melting anomalies, and mantle plumes; and finally, geochemical mantle dynamics and mixing.

- Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic in detail- Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further research- Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding- Content suited for both the expert and non-expert
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Overview David Bercovici Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

Physics and Theory Yanick Ricard École normale supérieure de Lyon, France

Laboratory Methods Anne Davaille and Angela Limare Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, France

Analytical Methods Neil Ribe Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, France

Computational Methods Shijie Zhong University of Colorado at Boulder, USA David A. Yuen University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA Louis Moresi Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Heat and Energy Budget of the Mantle The Mantle Geotherm Claude Jaupart and Stéphane Labrosse Institut de Physique de Globe de Paris, France Jean-Claude Mareschal Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada

The Shallow Mantle and Upwellings Beneath Mid-Ocean Ridges Edgar Marc Parmentier Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Mantle Downwelling and the Fate of Subducting Slabs Scott D. King Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA

Mantle Plumes and Hotspots Garret Ito University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA Peter van Keken University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Mantle Chemistry and Convective Mixing Paul Tackley ETH, Institut für Geophysik, Zürich, Switzerland

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