Leaky Layers

Paul J. Tackley, Nature Geoscience

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 interaction between the 660 km discontinuity, the core-mantle boundary, downgoing slabs, upwelling plumes.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics
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Special Interest: Visualization
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics