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U.S. National Report to International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics 1991-1994 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This reference source seeks to link science to societal needs by incorporating inter- and cross-disciplinary articles within the six major topics covered: properties of the solid earth (covering ...

Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Science Investigation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

MOLA is an instrument orbiting Mars on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft. It transmits infrared laser pulses in order to construct a precise topographic map of Mars.

A Beginner's Guide to the Earth's Magnetosphere part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article provides a general overview and introduction to the Earth's magnetosphere. It covers two different models of the magnetosphere: the Chapman-Ferraro model and Dungey's Open model. It also ...

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 ...

Numerical dynamo models part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This page from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology explains current research modeling geomagnetic processes, including magnetic reversals and secular variation. Includes three supporting ...

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 ...


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