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On the Character of Convective Motions in the Earth’s Mantle

  • V. A. Alekseev
  • A. V. Getling

Abstract

The problem of thermal convection in the Earth’s mantle has been discussed by many authors (see e.g., the review by Turcotte [1]). Some of the investigations suggest that convective motions propagate through the whole mantle thickness. Others deal with speculations proving that the convection should be constrained into a smaller range of depths, concentrating in the upper or in the lower part of the mantle.

Keywords

Rayleigh Number Convection Cell Thermal Explosion Convective Motion Mantle Convection 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. A. Alekseev
    • 1
  • A. V. Getling
    • 1
  1. 1.Research Institute of Nuclear PhysicsM. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowUSSR

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