Anelasticity in the Earth (Geodynamics Series) by Frank D. Stacey, M. S. Paterson, A. Nicholas

By Frank D. Stacey, M. S. Paterson, A. Nicholas

Published by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geodynamics sequence, quantity 4.

The undeniable fact that the fabrics within the strong elements of the Earth leave from completely elastic behaviour is now critical to primary geophysical stories. sluggish deformation (creep) through the tactics of mantle convection has been broadly acknowledged for approximately 25 years; it's been realised much longer that seismic waves are attenuated yet extra lately there has built a basic if imprecise understanding of a likely correlation among excessive attenuation and coffee resistance to creep and within the previous few years seismic attenuation has acquired a lot better recognition since it implies a primary order dispersion of physique waves (frequency dependence of elasticity).

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