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ERIC Number: EJ285782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
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The Earth's Mantle.
McKenzie, D. P.
Scientific American, v249 n3 p67-78 Sep 1983
The nature and dynamics of the earth's mantle is discussed. Research indicates that the silicate mantle is heated by the decay of radioactive isotopes and that the heat energizes massive convention currents in the upper 700 kilometers of the ductile rock. These currents and their consequences are considered. (JN)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - General
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Language: English
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