Physics and Chemistry of the Earth

Physics and Chemistry of the Earth

Progress Series, Volume 6

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editors: L. H. Ahrens, Frank Press, S. K. Runcorn
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153995

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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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 522
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483153995

About the Editors

L. H. Ahrens

Frank Press

S. K. Runcorn

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

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