1000 km down: seismologists probe the mid-mantle

Sciences, Earth (2018) 1000 km down: seismologists probe the mid-mantle. www.esc.cam.ac.uk.

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Many questions remain unanswered about the mid-mantle, 600 to 1200 km below Earth’s surface. Does this layer decouple convection between the upper and lower mantle? How are processes here linked to plate tectonics and volcanism? Cambridge Earth Scientists are using seismic constraints to determine the compositional heterogeneity in the mid- mantle. They hope to identify processes which could obstruct or divert convection 1000 km down.

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Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2021 16:47
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