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The Resource Mantle convection for geologists, Geoffrey F. Davies, (electronic resource)

Mantle convection for geologists, Geoffrey F. Davies, (electronic resource)

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Mantle convection for geologists
Title
Mantle convection for geologists
Statement of responsibility
Geoffrey F. Davies
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Mantle convection is the fundamental agent driving many of the geological features observed at the Earth's surface, including plate tectonics and plume volcanism. Yet many Earth scientists have an incomplete understanding of the process. This book describes the physics and fluid dynamics of mantle convection, explaining what it is, how it works, and how to quantify it in simple terms. It assumes no specialist background: mechanisms are explained simply and the required basic physics is fully reviewed and explained with minimal mathematics. The distinctive forms that convection takes in the Earth's mantle are described within the context of tectonic plates and mantle plumes, and implications are explored for geochemistry and tectonic evolution. Common misconceptions and controversies are addressed - providing a straightforward but rigorous explanation of this key process for students and researchers across a variety of geoscience disciplines"--
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Davies, Geoffrey F.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Plate tectonics
  • Plumes (Fluid dynamics)
  • Heat
  • Earth
Label
Mantle convection for geologists, Geoffrey F. Davies, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Context; 3. Why moving plates?; 4. Solid, yielding mantle; 5. Convection; 6. The plate mode of convection; 7. The plume mode of convection; 8. Perspective; 9. Evolution and tectonics; 10. Mantle chemical evolution; 11. Assimilating mantle convection into geology; Appendix A. Exponential growth and decay; Appendix B. Thermal evolution details; Appendix C. Chemical evolution details; References; Index
Control code
EBC647403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 232 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC647403
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL647403
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10442835
  • (CaONFJC)MIL305016
  • (OCoLC)700706211
Label
Mantle convection for geologists, Geoffrey F. Davies, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; 2. Context; 3. Why moving plates?; 4. Solid, yielding mantle; 5. Convection; 6. The plate mode of convection; 7. The plume mode of convection; 8. Perspective; 9. Evolution and tectonics; 10. Mantle chemical evolution; 11. Assimilating mantle convection into geology; Appendix A. Exponential growth and decay; Appendix B. Thermal evolution details; Appendix C. Chemical evolution details; References; Index
Control code
EBC647403
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
vii, 232 p.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Other physical details
ill
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC647403
  • (Au-PeEL)EBL647403
  • (CaPaEBR)ebr10442835
  • (CaONFJC)MIL305016
  • (OCoLC)700706211

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