An Introduction to Our Dynamic Planet

An Introduction to Our Dynamic Planet

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At last, an undergraduate textbook integrating the geophysics, geochemistry, and petrology of the Earth to explain plate tectonics and geodynamics.Assuming the upper crust has a thickness of 12 km, how thick would the total crust be if its overall composition was basaltic? a€c If 12 km ... How does this total crustal thickness compare with the thickness of the continental crust from seismic refraction (Chapter 1)? ... You should recall from Chapters 5 and 7 that during subduction, as pressure increases, the ocean crust is transformed into eclogite, which is aanbsp;...

Title:An Introduction to Our Dynamic Planet
Author:Nick Rogers, Stephen Blake
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2008-02-14


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