On the Character of Convective Motions in the Earth’s Mantle
The problem of thermal convection in the Earth’s mantle has been discussed by many authors (see e.g., the review by Turcotte ). 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.
KeywordsRayleigh Number Convection Cell Thermal Explosion Convective Motion Mantle Convection
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