Plate Tectonics: Geological Aspects

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Mantle Petrology in Relation to Plate Tectonics

The Continental Crust

The Moho and the Lower Crust

The Moho as a Phase Transition

The Moho as a Chemical Transition

Composition of the Upper Mantle

  Upper mantle Mineralogy

Methods for investigating deep mantle mineralogy
Phase transitions in the deeper mantle

Fate of the subducted slab: Ringwood 1991 Model

Models of Mantle Differentiation

Mantle Convection




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