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Heat Generation and Transport in the Earth - Claude Jaupart

Heat Generation and Transport in the Earth

Hardcover Published: 30th November 2010
ISBN: 9780521894883
Number Of Pages: 476

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Heat provides the energy that drives almost all geological phenomena and sets the temperature at which these phenomena operate. This book explains the key physical principles of heat transport with simple physical arguments and scaling laws that allow quantitative evaluation of heat flux and cooling conditions in a variety of geological settings and systems. The thermal structure and evolution of magma reservoirs, the crust, the lithosphere and the mantle of the Earth are reviewed within the context of plate tectonics and mantle convection - illustrating how theoretical arguments can be combined with field and laboratory data to arrive at accurate interpretations of geological observations. Appendices contain data on the thermal properties of rocks, surface heat flux measurements and rates of radiogenic heat production. This book can be used for advanced courses in geophysics, geodynamics and magmatic processes, and is a reference for researchers in geoscience, environmental science, physics, engineering and fluid dynamics.

Historical notes
Internal structure of the Earth
Basic equations
Heat conduction
Heat transport by convection
Thermal structure of the oceanic lithosphere
Thermal structure of the continental lithosphere
Global energy budget
Mantle convection
Thermal evolution of the Earth
Magmatic and volcanic systems
Environmental problems
New and old challenges
A primer on Fourier and Laplace transforms
Green's functions
About measurements
Physical properties
Heat production
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ISBN: 9780521894883
ISBN-10: 0521894883
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 476
Published: 30th November 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.0  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.1

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