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Earth's Core

Geophysics of a Planet's Deepest Interior

Book2021

Authors:

Vernon F. Cormier, Michael I. Bergman and Peter L. Olson

Earth's Core

Geophysics of a Planet's Deepest Interior

Book2021

 

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Vernon F. Cormier, Michael I. Bergman and Peter L. Olson

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Earth’s Core: Geophysics of a Planet’s Deepest Interior provides a multidisciplinary approach to Earth’s core, including seismology, mineral physics, geomagnetism, and geodynamics. ... read full description

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    Chapter 1 - Radial structure of Earth's core

    Pages 1-32

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    Chapter 2 - Chemical and physical state of the core

    Pages 33-73

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    Chapter 3 - Geodynamo and geomagnetic basics

    Pages 75-113

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    Chapter 4 - Outer core dynamics

    Pages 115-177

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    Chapter 5 - Boundary regions

    Pages 179-193

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    Chapter 6 - Inner core explored with seismology

    Pages 195-214

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    Chapter 7 - Inner core dynamics

    Pages 215-246

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    Chapter 8 - Formation and evolution of the core

    Pages 247-280

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    Chapter 9 - Future research goals

    Pages 281-290

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    Notation tables

    Pages 291-295

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    Core properties and parameters

    Pages 297-299

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    Glossary

    Pages 301-307

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    Index

    Pages 309-314

About the book

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Earth’s Core: Geophysics of a Planet’s Deepest Interior provides a multidisciplinary approach to Earth’s core, including seismology, mineral physics, geomagnetism, and geodynamics. The book examines current observations, experiments, and theories; identifies outstanding research questions; and suggests future directions for study. 

With topics ranging from the structure of the core-mantle boundary region, to the chemical and physical properties of the core, the workings of the geodynamo, inner core seismology and dynamics, and core formation, this book offers a multidisciplinary perspective on what we know and what we know we have yet to discover. The book begins with the fundamental material and concepts in seismology, mineral physics, geomagnetism, and geodynamics, accessible from a wide range of backgrounds. The book then builds on this foundation to introduce current research, including observations, experiments, and theories. By identifying unsolved problems and promising routes to their solutions, the book is intended to motivate further research, making it a valuable resource both for students entering Earth and planetary sciences and for researchers in a particular subdiscipline who need to broaden their understanding.

Earth’s Core: Geophysics of a Planet’s Deepest Interior provides a multidisciplinary approach to Earth’s core, including seismology, mineral physics, geomagnetism, and geodynamics. The book examines current observations, experiments, and theories; identifies outstanding research questions; and suggests future directions for study. 

With topics ranging from the structure of the core-mantle boundary region, to the chemical and physical properties of the core, the workings of the geodynamo, inner core seismology and dynamics, and core formation, this book offers a multidisciplinary perspective on what we know and what we know we have yet to discover. The book begins with the fundamental material and concepts in seismology, mineral physics, geomagnetism, and geodynamics, accessible from a wide range of backgrounds. The book then builds on this foundation to introduce current research, including observations, experiments, and theories. By identifying unsolved problems and promising routes to their solutions, the book is intended to motivate further research, making it a valuable resource both for students entering Earth and planetary sciences and for researchers in a particular subdiscipline who need to broaden their understanding.

Key Features

  • Includes multidisciplinary observations constraining the composition and dynamics of the Earth’s core
  • Concisely presents competing theories and arguments on the composition, state, and dynamics of the Earth’s interior
  • Provides observational tests of various theories to enhance understanding
  • Serves as a valuable resource for researchers in deep earth geophysics, as well as many sub-disciplines, including seismology, geodynamics, geomagnetism, and mineral physics
  • Includes multidisciplinary observations constraining the composition and dynamics of the Earth’s core
  • Concisely presents competing theories and arguments on the composition, state, and dynamics of the Earth’s interior
  • Provides observational tests of various theories to enhance understanding
  • Serves as a valuable resource for researchers in deep earth geophysics, as well as many sub-disciplines, including seismology, geodynamics, geomagnetism, and mineral physics

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ISBN

978-0-12-811400-1

Language

English

Published

2021

Copyright

Copyright © 2022 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Elsevier

Authors

Vernon F. Cormier

Professor of Physics and Geophysics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, United States

Michael I. Bergman

Professor of Physics, Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA, United States

Peter L. Olson

Adjunct Professor, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM, United States