Core Dynamics Peter Olson

ISBN: 9780444534576

Published: October 1st 2009


358 pages


Core Dynamics  by  Peter Olson

Core Dynamics by Peter Olson
October 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 358 pages | ISBN: 9780444534576 | 9.76 Mb

Treaties on Geophysics: Core Dynamics, Volume 8, provides a comprehensive review of the current state of understanding of core dynamics. The book begins by analyzing a subject of long-standing and on-going controversy: the gross energetics of the core. It then explains the important elements of dynamo theory- actual fluid motions in the core- the basic physical principles involved in thermochemical convection in the core and the basic equations governing the convection- and turbulence and the small-scale dynamics of the core.

This is followed by discussions of the state of knowledge on rotation-induced core flows- the use of first-principles numerical models of self-sustaining fluid dynamos- and the behavior of polarity reversals in numerical dynamo models. The remaining chapters cover the various roles the inner core plays in core dynamics and the geodynamo- experiments that have shaped knowledge about the flows in the core that produce the geodynamo and govern its evolution- and ways the mantle can affect core dynamics, and corresponding ways the core can affect the mantle.Self-contained volume starts with an overview of the subject then explores each topic with in depth detail Extensive reference lists and cross references with other volumes to facilitate further researchFull-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understandingContent suited for both the expert and non-expert

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