The Lithosphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

The Lithosphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

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Irina Artemieva
Cambridge University Press, 7/28/2011
EAN 9780521843966, ISBN10: 0521843960

Hardcover, 794 pages, 24.6 x 18.9 x 4.3 cm
Language: English

Presenting a coherent synthesis of lithosphere studies, this book covers a range of geophysical methods (seismic reflection, refraction, and receiver function methods; elastic and anelastic seismic tomography; electromagnetic and magnetotelluric methods; thermal, gravity and rheological models), complemented by petrologic and laboratory data on rock properties. It also provides a critical discussion of the uncertainties, assumptions, and resolution issues that are inherent in the different methods and models of the lithosphere. Multidisciplinary in scope, global in geographical extent, and covering a wide variety of tectonics settings across 3.5 billion years of Earth history, this book presents a comprehensive overview of lithospheric structure and evolution. It is a core reference for researchers and advanced students in geophysics, geodynamics, tectonics, petrology, and geochemistry, and for petroleum and mining industry professionals.

1. What is the lithosphere?
2. Age of the lithosphere
3. Seismic structure of the lithosphere
4. Thermal regime of the lithosphere from heat flow data
5. Thermal state of the lithosphere from non-thermal data
6. CBL and lithospheric density from petrologic and geophysical data
7. Electrical structure of the lithosphere
8. Flexure and rheology
9. Evolution of the lithosphere
10. Summary of lithospheric properties

Advance praise: 'Irina Artemieva provides a broad-reaching and detailed description of the lithosphere, and the different disciplines required to fully understand it, from seismology to petrology. She explains the mysteries of geochemistry to geophysicists and the complexity and rigor of the geophysical approach to earth scientists in general, making this book of immense value to all geologists.' Nicholas Arndt, Université Joseph Fourier