Transition region of the Earth's upper mantle

Don L. Anderson, Jay D. Bass

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Abstract

The transition region of the Earth's upper mantle, 400-650 km deep, appears to be mineralogically and chemically distinct from both the shallow mantle and lower mantle. It contains most of the basalt fraction of the Earth's mantle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-328
Number of pages8
JournalNature
Volume320
Issue number6060
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

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