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dc.contributor.authorMalkus, Willem V. R.
dc.contributor.authorThayer, Mary C.
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-23T13:37:40Z
dc.date.available2009-09-23T13:37:40Z
dc.date.issued1975
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1912/3003
dc.description.abstractThe central topic of this seventeenth Geophysical Fluid Dynamics program was fluid motion in the earth's mantle and core. Our principal lecturer, Dan McKenzie, first addressed himself to the task of separating solid behavior of the mantle from fluid behavior. When the level of protest diminished Dan advanced to his numerical studies of mantle convection. The relationship of these numerical experiments and geophysical observables was impressive indeed for this first generation of mantle modeling. Intertwined seminars from P. Molnar, B. Parsons, J. Sclater and T. Atwater exposed us to data gathering and its rationale at the frontiers of geophysics. The fluid properties of the core may be less suspect than those of the mantle, but how and why the core fluid moves is still a mystery. Our associate principal lecturer, Fritz Busse, discussed the geomagnetic evidence for core motion. Then moving quickly to the more abstract problems of model geodynamos, Fritz described in five lectures his achievement of a first complete dynamic dynamo driven by convection.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundationen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWoods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI Technical Reportsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWHOI-75-58en_US
dc.subjectGeophysicsen_US
dc.titleNotes on the 1975 summer study program in geophysical fluid dynamics at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institutionen_US
dc.typeTechnical Reporten_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1575/1912/3003


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