Springer Geology

The Earth's Lower Mantle

Composition and Structure

Authors: Kaminsky, Felix V

  • Presents the first comprehensive overview of the composition and structure of the Earth’s lower mantle
  • Summarizes geological, mineralogical, experimental and geophysical data on the Deep Earth
  • Broadens readers’ understanding and presents a compositional model of the lowermost mantle and geodynamic processes at the core/mantle boundary
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This book presents the first overview of the composition and structure of the Earth’s lower mantle. The first part focuses on the study of lower-mantle minerals, identified as inclusions in diamonds from different regions of the world. Three associations are established among the lower-mantle minerals: ultramafic, mafic, and carbonatic. The carbonatic association is of particular interest because it characterizes the media of natural diamond formation. In turn, the second part analyzes the structure of the lower mantle, revealing its heterogeneous composition. It is based on the results of experiments demonstrating phase transitions in lower-mantle minerals, and on seismological data. Deep-seated earthquakes point to the presence within the lower mantle of numerous seismic boundaries caused by mineral structure transitions. In closing, the last part of the book compares observed data with experimental data, highlighting several discrepancies that indicate Earth may have a more complex planetary history than previously assumed, and examining its primarily non-chondritic composition.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kaminsky, Felix V.

    Pages 1-3

  • General Physical and Chemical Models of the Earth’s Lower Mantle

    Kaminsky, Felix V.

    Pages 5-22

  • Lower-Mantle Mineral Associations

    Kaminsky, Felix V.

    Pages 23-46

  • Ultramafic Lower-Mantle Mineral Association

    Kaminsky, Felix V.

    Pages 47-160

  • Mafic Lower-Mantle Mineral Association

    Kaminsky, Felix V.

    Pages 161-203

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55684-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55683-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Earth's Lower Mantle
Book Subtitle
Composition and Structure
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55684-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55684-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55683-3
Series ISSN
2197-9545
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 331
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 b/w illustrations, 131 illustrations in colour
Topics