The core-mantle boundary layer and deep Earth dynamics

Thorne Lay, Quentin Williams, Edward J. Garnero

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Recent seismological work has revealed new structures in the boundary layer between the Earth's core and mantle that are altering and expanding perspectives of the role this region plays in both core and mantle dynamic. Clear challenges for future research in seismological, experimental, theoretical and computational geophysics have emerged, holding the key to understanding both this dynamic system and geological phenomena observed at the Earth's surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)461-468
Number of pages8
Issue number6675
StatePublished - Apr 2 1998
Externally publishedYes

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