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Physics and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior

Crust, Mantle and Core

  • Alok K. Gupta
  • Somnath Dasgupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Alok K. Gupta, Mrigank Mauli Dwivedi, William S. Fyfe
    Pages 1-27
  3. Michael Brown, Fawna J Kothonen
    Pages 67-87
  4. Jibamitra Ganguly, Massimilano Tirone
    Pages 89-99
  5. Eric J. Essene
    Pages 101-133
  6. M. Santosh
    Pages 135-142
  7. Ajay Manglik
    Pages 175-183
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 190-197

About this book


The Indian National Science Academy was established in January 1935 with the objective of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare. In 1968 it was designated as the adhering organisation in India to the International Council for Scientific Union (ICSU) on behalf of the Government of India. Over the years, the Academy has published a number of journals, volumes, biographical memoirs, etc. The year 2009–2010 will be specially celebrated to mark the Platinum Jubilee of the Academy. Many programmes are planned in different centres in India on this occasion. In addition, the Academy has decided to publish a number of special volumes on different s- jects ranging from earth sciences to life sciences. This volume is on Physics and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior. One of the main objectives of geophysicists is to establish the internal structure of the earth as revealed by seismic tomography. It is also their primary goal to correlate geophy- cal data to reveal thermal and chemical state of the crust, mantle and core of the earth. In - der to interpret seismic velocities and associated density and elastic properties in terms of mineralogical and petrological models of the earth’s interior, thermodynamic and hi- pressure temperature data from mineral physics are essential. With the advent of different types of multi-anvil and laser-heated diamond anvil equipment, it is now possible to simulate conditions prevalent even in the lower mantle and core of the earth.


Convective cycles of Earth's interior Cooling history of rocks within Earth's mantle High-Pressure Mineral Physics Melt-generation and migration Seismological discontinuity Thermal structure of Earth's interior chemistry mineral modelling tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Alok K. Gupta
    • 1
  • Somnath Dasgupta
    • 2
  1. 1.National Centre of Experimental Mineralogy and PetrologyAllahabad UniversityAllahabadIndia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of ScienceEducation and ResearchKolkataIndia

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