Physics and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior

Crust, Mantle and Core

Authors: Gupta, Alok Krishna

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  • Provides a critical review of different geothermo-barometry and their inadequacies
  • Discusses different seismic discontinuities and their correlation with respect to various phase transformations of mantle minerals
  • Describes experimental techniques involving laboratory simulation to determine P and S wave velocities of rocks in the lower crust
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The Indian National Science Academy was established in January 1935 with the objective of promoting science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare. In 1968 it was designated as the adhering organisation in India to the International Council for Scientific Union (ICSU) on behalf of the Government of India. Over the years, the Academy has published a number of journals, volumes, biographical memoirs, etc. The year 2009–2010 will be specially celebrated to mark the Platinum Jubilee of the Academy. Many programmes are planned in different centres in India on this occasion. In addition, the Academy has decided to publish a number of special volumes on different s- jects ranging from earth sciences to life sciences. This volume is on Physics and Chemistry of the Earth’s Interior. One of the main objectives of geophysicists is to establish the internal structure of the earth as revealed by seismic tomography. It is also their primary goal to correlate geophy- cal data to reveal thermal and chemical state of the crust, mantle and core of the earth. In - der to interpret seismic velocities and associated density and elastic properties in terms of mineralogical and petrological models of the earth’s interior, thermodynamic and hi- pressure temperature data from mineral physics are essential. With the advent of different types of multi-anvil and laser-heated diamond anvil equipment, it is now possible to simulate conditions prevalent even in the lower mantle and core of the earth.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Geophysical and Experimental Petrological Studies of the Earth’s Interior

    Pages 1-27

    Gupta, Alok K. (et al.)

  • Modelling of Metamorphic Textures with

    Pages 29-39

    Sengupta, Pulak (et al.)

  • Orogenic Processes in Collisional Tectonics with Special Reference to the Himalayan Mountain Chain: A Review of Theoretical and Experimental Models

    Pages 41-65

    Mandal, Nibir (et al.)

  • Some Remarks on Melting and Extreme Metamorphism of Crustal Rocks

    Pages 67-87

    Brown, Michael (et al.)

  • Closure Temperature, Cooling Age and High Temperature Thermochronology

    Pages 89-99

    Ganguly, Jibamitra (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Physics and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior
Book Subtitle
Crust, Mantle and Core
Authors
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0346-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0346-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0344-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3986-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 197
Number of Illustrations
31 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with the Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi, India
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