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Flow and Creep in the Solar System : Observations, Modeling and Theory - D.B. Stone

Flow and Creep in the Solar System

Observations, Modeling and Theory

By: D.B. Stone (Editor), Stanley K. Runcorn (Editor)

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Published: 28th February 1993
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The conference which generated the papers presented in this volume was very broad in scope, covering motions, both fluid and solid state, ranging from the scale of the solar corona to flow in sedimentary basins. The aim of this conference proceedings volume is to allow a comparison of these various flow regimes, in order to obtain a fuller understanding of the processes and concepts involved. Much information concerning large scale motions within the planets is obtained from proxy records such as variations in magnetic fields and tectonic activity on the surface of the Earth. However, the directly observed motions of the atmosphere, the oceans and ice are instructive in attempting to interpret these other records. The papers in this volume cover these and other disciplines to allow the reader to maintain a good perspective on the fluid motions taking place within, on and around the Earth.

Preface
Participants
Papers Presented
Convection and Flows in the Sun and Starsp. 1
A Review of the Dynamics of the Lower and Upper Thermospherep. 13
Reversals of the Solar Source Surface Magnetic Field and of the Planetsp. 45
Planetary Magnetism Re-Visitedp. 59
Some Reflections on Solid State Convection in the Mantles of the Earth, Moon and Terrestrial Planetsp. 67
Rotating Spherical Convection with Applications to Planetary Systemsp. 83
Geomagnetism and Inferences for Core Motionsp. 97
Energetic Aspects of Thermal Convective Magnetohydrodynamic Dynamosp. 113
Preferred Bands of Longitude for Geomagnetic Reversal VGP Paths: Implications for Reversal Mechanismsp. 121
Parameterization of Temperature- and Stress-Dependent Viscosity Convection and the Thermal Evolution of Venusp. 131
Complex Flow Structures in Strongly Chaotic Time-Dependent Mantle Convectionp. 147
An Explicit Inertial Method for the Simulation of Viscoelastic Flow: An Evaluation of Elastic Effects on Diapiric Flow in Two- and Three-Layers Modelsp. 175
Dynamically Supported Topography at the Earth's Surface and the Core-Mantle-Boundary: Influences by a Depth-Dependent Thermal Expansivity and a Chemical Boundary Layerp. 197
3-D Numerical Investigation of the Mantle Dynamics Associated with the Breakup of Pangeap. 207
Subduction Zones, Magmatism, and the Breakup of Pangeap. 225
Relationship Between Hotspots and Mantle Structure: Correlation with Whole Mantle Seismic Tomographyp. 249
Porous Media Flow in Granitoid Magmas: An Assessmentp. 261
Dynamics of Magma Chambersp. 287
A Mechanism for Spontaneous Self-Perpetuating Volcanism on the Terrestrial Planetsp. 307
High Latitude Ocean Convectionp. 323
Analogous Modes of Convection in the Atmosphere and Oceanp. 357
The Dynamics of Subcritical Double-Diffusive Convection in the Southern Ocean: An Application to Polynyasp. 371
Strategies for Modelling Climate Changesp. 385
Ice Sheet Dynamicsp. 399
Glacier Flow Modelingp. 417
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ISBN: 9780792321484
ISBN-10: 0792321480
Series: NATO SCIENCE SERIES SERIES C: MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 506
Published: 28th February 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.07