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Discussion of the new kinematic mantle convection theory

  • Uwe Walzer


First of all it is shown that the nine fundamental suppositions of the kinematic theory of the mantle convection fit well into the image which is obtained from the mantle by other geophysical results. The question of episodicity of the orogenesis is dealt with in connection with the questions of steadiness and unsteadiness of the convection. Moreover it is shown that the ocean-spreading theory and the kinematic mantle convection theory are compatible with each other in their main aspects and that they complement each other.


Convection Main Aspect Fundamental Supposition Mantle Convection Orogenesis 
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  • Uwe Walzer
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  1. 1.Zentralinstitut Physik der ErdeDeutsche Akademie der Wissenschaften zu BerlinJenaDDR

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