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Mantle Convection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page discusses thermal convection as it applies to the Earth's mantle and includes three QuickTime movies for three different cases of convection: heating from below, heating from within, and a ...

Farallon Plate Remnants part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image and short video from the NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio shows the remnants of the Farallon Plate based on seismic tomography studies. The studies were conducted by Hans-Peter Bunge ...

The Farallon Plate part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this animation from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.

MIT Geophysics Seminar on Mantle Convection part of SERC Web Resource Collection

MIT graduate geophysics course page including lecture notes and readings (.pdf) on a variety of topics related to mantle convection.

Magnetic Reversal video part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This mpeg video shows the output of a magnetic field model during which a magnetic reversal occurs. The model is superimposed on a stationary Earth to highlight the field changes that would be ...

Leaky Layers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Figure from the Nature Geoscience article, Geodynamics: Layer cake or plum pudding? by Paul Tackley (Nature Geoscience 1, 157 - 158 (2008)). The figure shows the current understanding of the ...

Mantle Convection Models in the GEON IDV part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page about the GEON Integrated Data Viewer examines its use in visualizing mantle convection. There are also links to six animations of convection that were created using IDV with different ...

Imagining Earth's Interior part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This image from the COMPRES galleries show a dozen conceptions of the structure of the deep earth. The composite image is by Ed Garnero.

Earth Structure Cutaway part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Cutaway drawing of the Earth's structure.

Links to Mineral Physics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This chart shows how mineral physics can be an important part of both research and education across the geology curriculum.

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