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Core Dynamics

Treatise on Geophysics

Core Dynamics is an account of the dynamics at the heart of our planet. The range of subjects reflects the breadth and the fast pace of research in core dynamics. Topics include structure and composition of the outer and inner core, energetics of the core, convection, rotation, flow and turbulence in the outer core, solidification of the inner core, dynamo theory and numerical dynamo models, magnetic polarity reversals, laboratory experiments on the core and the geodynamo and the interactions between the core and the other parts of the Earth.

Paperback, 376 pages

Published: August 2009

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53457-6

Contents

    1. Overview
    2. Energetics of the Core
    3. Theory of the Geodynamo
    4. Large Scale Flow in the Core
    5. Thermal and Compositional Convection in the Outer Core
    6. Turbulence and Small-Scale Dynamics in the Outer Core
    7. Rotational Dynamics of the Core
    8. Numerical Dynamo Simulations
    9. Magnetic Polarity Reversals in the Core
    10. Inner Core Dynamics
    11. Experiments on Core Dynamics
    12. Core-Mantle Interactions

    1. Overview
      Peter Olson
      Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    2. Energetics of the Core
      Francis Nimmo
      University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    3. Theory of the Geodynamo
      Paul Roberts
      University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    4. Large Scale Flow in the Core
      Richard Holme
      University of Liverpool, UK
    5. Thermal and Compositional Convection in the Outer Core
      Christopher A. Jones
      University of Leeds, UK
    6. Turbulence and Small-Scale Dynamics in the Outer Core
      David E. Loper
      Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
    7. Rotational Dynamics of the Core
      Andreas Tilgner
      University of G ttingen, Germany
    8. Numerical Dynamo Simulations
      Ulrich R. Christensen and Johannes Wicht
      Max Planck Institute for Solar Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
    9. Magnetic Polarity Reversals in the Core
      Gary A. Glatzmaier and Robert S. Coe
      University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
    10. Inner Core Dynamics
      Ikuro Sumita
      University of California, Berkeley, USA
      Michael I. Bergman
      Simon's Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
    11. Experiments on Core Dynamics
      Philippe Cardin
      Universit Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
      Peter Olson
      Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    12. Core-Mantle Interactions
      Bruce A. Buffett
      The University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

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