Physics and Chemistry of the Earth - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080104263, 9781483153995

Physics and Chemistry of the Earth

1st Edition

Progress Series, Volume 6

Editors: L. H. Ahrens Frank Press S. K. Runcorn
eBook ISBN: 9781483153995
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 4th October 1965
Page Count: 522
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Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Volume VI is a collection of research papers that present geochemical and geophysical investigations of the constitution and history of the earth; geological phenomena; and oil and ore formation. The book is composed of seven chapters written by different authors who are experts in the fields of geophysics and geochemistry. It covers the description of the structure and composition of the earth's mantle; a survey of the developments in the study of seismic surface waves; and model experiments of tectonic processes. Articles on the application of trace element data to problems in petrology and factors in the distribution of the trace elements during the crystallization of magmas, both important topics on mining, are presented as well. Geologists, geophysicists, geochemists, and students of petrology and mineralogy will find this book a good source of information.

Table of Contents

1 Recent Evidence Concerning the Structure and Composition of the Earth’s Mantle

2 The Application of Trace Element Data to Problems in Petrology

3 Factors in the Distribution of the Trace Elements during the Crystallization of Magmas

4 Seismic Surface Waves: Some Observations and Recent Developments

5 Sea Floor Relief and Mantle Convection

6 Present Status of Oceanic Heat-Flow Measurements

7 Experimental Tectonics

Author Index

Subject Index


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About the Editor

L. H. Ahrens

Frank Press

S. K. Runcorn

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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