Springer Geophysics

The Earth's Heterogeneous Mantle

A Geophysical, Geodynamical, and Geochemical Perspective

Editors: Khan, Amir, Deschamps, Frédéric (Eds.)

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  • This multidisciplinary contributions giving a complete overview on mantle physical and thermochemical structure
  • The book includes most recent constraints, models, and ideas with an up-to-date view of the topic in the form of topical reviews
  • It includes articles that present and discuss current issues of debate
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This book highlights and discusses recent developments that have contributed to an improved understanding of observed mantle heterogeneities and their relation to the thermo-chemical state of Earth's mantle, which ultimately holds the key to unlocking the secrets of the evolution of our planet. This series of topical reviews and original contributions address 4 themes. Theme 1 covers topics in geophysics, including global and regional seismic tomography, electrical conductivity and seismic imaging of mantle discontinuities and heterogeneities in the upper mantle, transition zone and lower mantle. Theme 2 addresses geochemical views of the mantle including lithospheric evolution from analysis of mantle xenoliths, composition of the deep Earth and the effect of water on subduction-zone processes. Theme 3 discusses geodynamical perspectives on the global thermo-chemical structure of the deep mantle. Theme 4 covers application of mineral physics data and phase equilibrium computations to infer the regional-scale thermo-chemical structure of the mantle.

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“This book focuses on the most up-to-date developments and insights into the earth’s mantle and the extent of its radial and lateral heterogeneities, which range from the microscopic to megascopic. … this book should be on the shelf, if not the desk, of anyone with an academic interest in the Earth’s mantle … . Summing Up: Essential. Graduate students, faculty/researchers, and professionals/practitioners.” (M. S. Field, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)


Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Global Heterogeneity of the Lithosphere and Underlying Mantle: A Seismological Appraisal Based on Multimode Surface-Wave Dispersion Analysis, Shear-Velocity Tomography, and Tectonic Regionalization

    Pages 3-46

    Schaeffer, A. J. (et al.)

  • Origin of Lateral Heterogeneities in the Upper Mantle Beneath South-east Australia from Seismic Tomography

    Pages 47-78

    Rawlinson, N. (et al.)

  • Imaging Mantle Heterogeneity with Upper Mantle Seismic Discontinuities

    Pages 79-104

    Schmerr, Nicholas

  • Interpreting Radial Anisotropy in Global and Regional Tomographic Models

    Pages 105-144

    Bodin, Thomas (et al.)

  • Relationships Between Seismic Wave-Speed, Density, and Electrical Conductivity Beneath Australia from Seismology, Mineralogy, and Laboratory-Based Conductivity Profiles

    Pages 145-171

    Khan, A. (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Earth's Heterogeneous Mantle
Book Subtitle
A Geophysical, Geodynamical, and Geochemical Perspective
Editors
  • Amir Khan
  • Frédéric Deschamps
Series Title
Springer Geophysics
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-15627-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-15627-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-15626-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37461-1
Series ISSN
2364-9119
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 530
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations, 142 illustrations in colour
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