Core Dynamics, 1st Edition

Treatise on Geophysics

 
Core Dynamics, 1st Edition,Peter Olson,ISBN9780444534576
 
 
 

P Olson   

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9780444534576

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An account of the dynamics at the heart of our planet.

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Key Features

  • 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 research
  • Full-color figures and tables support the text and aid in understanding
  • Content suited for both the expert and non-expert

Description

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.

Readership

Professionals, researchers, professors, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students working in the fields of Geophysics, Earth system science, geology, geomagnetism, ocean science, planetary and aerospace science, environmental science, seismology, petrology, mining and construction, urban planning, plus more.

Peter Olson

Affiliations and Expertise

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA 1

Core Dynamics, 1st Edition

  1. Overview
  2. Energetics of the Core
  3. Theory of the Geodynamo
  4. Large Scale Flow in the Core
  5. Thermal and Compositional Convection in the Outer Core
  6. Turbulence and Small-Scale Dynamics in the Outer Core
  7. Rotational Dynamics of the Core
  8. Numerical Dynamo Simulations
  9. Magnetic Polarity Reversals in the Core
  10. Inner Core Dynamics
  11. Experiments on Core Dynamics
  12. Core-Mantle Interactions

  1. Overview
    Peter Olson
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  2. Energetics of the Core
    Francis Nimmo
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  3. Theory of the Geodynamo
    Paul Roberts
    University of California, Los Angeles, USA
  4. Large Scale Flow in the Core
    Richard Holme
    University of Liverpool, UK
  5. Thermal and Compositional Convection in the Outer Core
    Christopher A. Jones
    University of Leeds, UK
  6. Turbulence and Small-Scale Dynamics in the Outer Core
    David E. Loper
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA
  7. Rotational Dynamics of the Core
    Andreas Tilgner
    University of Göttingen, Germany
  8. Numerical Dynamo Simulations
    Ulrich R. Christensen and Johannes Wicht
    Max Planck Institute for Solar Research, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
  9. Magnetic Polarity Reversals in the Core
    Gary A. Glatzmaier and Robert S. Coe
    University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
  10. Inner Core Dynamics
    Ikuro Sumita
    University of California, Berkeley, USA
    Michael I. Bergman
    Simon's Rock College of Bard, Great Barrington, Massachusetts, USA
  11. Experiments on Core Dynamics
    Philippe Cardin
    Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble, France
    Peter Olson
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  12. Core-Mantle Interactions
    Bruce A. Buffett
    The University of Chicago, Illinois, USA

Quotes and reviews

"It is an excellently written textbook intended to provide an overview of dynamic effects that are taking place at the heart of our planet…There are several aspects of this book that distinguish it from other similar textbooks, although the most evident one is probably its capacity of identifying, in most of the chapters, the key science questions particular to each area."--Pure and Applied Geophysics, Volume 170, 2013

 
 

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