Earth's Deep Mantle: Structure, Composition, and Evolution-An Introduction

Robert D. Van der Hilst, Jay D. Bass, Jan Matas, Jeannot Trampert

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Here we present the general scope of the monograph and introduce the different chapters. The chapters are organized by theme instead of scientific discipline, and most combine a review of past accomplishments with discussions of results from current research. Collectively, they document the tremendous progress in understanding achieved over the past decade or so, but they also demonstrate that many controversies and challenges remain for future collaborative studies of Earth's deep interior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEarth's Deep Mantle
Subtitle of host publicationStructure, Composition, and Evolution
EditorsJay D. Bass, Robert D. Van Der Hilst, Jan Matas, Jeannot Trampert
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781118666258
ISBN (Print)9780875904252
StatePublished - 2005

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series
ISSN (Print)0065-8448
ISSN (Electronic)2328-8779


  • Earth-Mantle-Research
  • Heat-Convection, Natural-Research
  • Seismology-Research
  • Thermochemistry-Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics


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