Geodynamics

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 25, 2002 - Science - 456 pages
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First published in 1982, Don Turcotte and Jerry Schubert's Geodynamics became a classic textbook for several generations of students of geophysics and geology. The authors bring this text completely up-to-date in this second edition. Important additions include a chapter on chemical geodynamics, an updated coverage of comparative planetology based on recent planetary missions, and a variety of other new topics. Geodynamics provides the fundamentals necessary for an understanding of the workings of the solid earth, describing the mechanics of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building in the context of the role of mantle convection and plate tectonics. Observations such as the earth's gravity field, surface heat flow, distribution of earthquakes, surface stresses and strains, and distribution of elements are discussed.
  

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User Review  - Nathan Katsiaficas - Goodreads

I mean all of these books are dry, but Geodynamics by Turcotte and Schubert is a great reference book for any geophysicist/geologist interested in modeling or mantle dynamics/geophysics. I'd also recommend The Solid Earth by Fowler. Read full review

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Contents

Plate Tectonics
1
12 The Lithosphere
5
13 Accreting Plate Boundaries
6
14 Subduction
9
15 Transform Faults
13
16 Hotspots and Mantle Plumes
14
17 Continents
17
18 Paleomagnetism and the Motion of the Plates
22
54 The Gravitational Potential and the Geoid
201
55 Moments of Inertia
205
56 Surface Gravity Anomalies
207
57 Bouguer Gravity Formula
210
511 Compensation Due to Lithospheric Flexure
214
512 Isostatic Geoid Anomalies
216
513 Compensation Models and Observed Geoid Anomalies
219
514 Forces Required to Maintain Topography and the Geoid
223

19 Triple Junctions
35
110 The Wilson Cycle
38
111 Continental Collisions
41
112 Volcanism and Heat Flow
46
113 Seismicity and the State of Stress in the Lithosphere
49
114 The Driving Mechanism
54
115 Comparative Planetology
55
116 The Moon
56
117 Mercury
58
118 Mars
59
119 Phobos and Deimos
64
120 Venus
65
121 The Galilean Satellites
67
Stress and Strain in Solids
73
23 Stress in Two Dimensions
80
24 Stress in Three Dimensions
83
25 Pressures in the Deep Interiors of Planets
84
26 Stress Measurement
85
27 Basic Ideas about Strain
87
28 Strain Measurements
94
Elasticity and Flexure
105
32 Linear Elasticity
106
34 Uniaxial Strain
108
35 Plane Stress
109
36 Plane Strain
111
38 Isotropic Stress
112
310 Bending of Plates under Applied Moments and Vertical Loads
116
311 Buckling of a Plate under a Horizontal Load
118
312 Deformation of Strata Overlying an Igneous Intrusion
119
313 Application to the Earths Lithosphere
121
314 Periodic Loading
122
315 Stability of the Earths Lithosphere under an End Load
123
316 Bending of the Elastic Lithosphere under the Loads of Island Chains
124
317 Bending of the Elastic Lithosphere at an Ocean Trench
127
318 Flexure and the Structure of Sedimentary Basins
129
Heat Transfer
132
43 Measuring the Earths Surface Heat Flux
133
44 The Earths Surface Heat Flow
135
45 Heat Generation by the Decay of Radioactive Elements
136
46 OneDimensional Steady Heat Conduction with Volumetric Heat Production
138
47 A Conduction Temperature Profile for the Mantle
140
48 Continental Geotherms
141
49 Radial Heat Conduction in a Sphere or Spherical Shell
144
410 Temperatures in the Moon
145
411 Steady Two and ThreeDimensional Heat Conduction
146
412 Subsurface Temperature Due to Periodic Surface Temperature and Topography
147
413 OneDimensional TimeDependent Heat Conduction
149
Diurnal and Seasonal Changes in Subsurface Temperature
150
415 Instantaneous Heating or Cooling of a SemiInfinite HalfSpace
153
416 Cooling of the Oceanic Lithosphere
157
417 Plate Cooling Model of the Lithosphere
161
418 The Stefan Problem
162
419 Solidification of a Dike or Sill
166
Thermal Effects of Erosion and Sedimentation
168
421 OneDimensional Unsteady Heat Conduction in an Infinite Region
169
422 Thermal Stresses
171
423 Ocean Floor Topography
174
424 Changes in Sea Level
178
425 Thermal and Subsidence History of Sedimentary Basins
179
Island Arc Volcanism and Melting on the Surface of the Descending Slab
184
428 Mantle Geotherms and Adiabats
185
429 Thermal Structure of the Subducted Lithosphere
190
430 Culling Model for the Erosion and Deposition of Sediments
191
Gravity
195
53 Centrifugal Acceleration and the Acceleration of Gravity
200
Fluid Mechanics
226
63 Asthenospheric Counterflow
230
64 Pipe Flow
231
65 Artesian Aquifer Flows
233
66 Flow Through Volcanic Pipes
234
68 Elemental Force Balance in Two Dimensions
235
69 The Stream Function
237
610 Postglacial Rebound
238
611 Angle of Subduction
242
612 Diapirism
244
613 Folding
249
614 Stokes Flow
254
615 Plume Heads and Tails
259
616 Pipe Flow with Heat Addition
262
617 Aquifer Model for Hot Springs
264
618 Thermal Convection
266
619 Linear Stability Analysis for the Onset of Thermal Convection in a Layer of Fluid Heated from Below
267
620 A Transient BoundaryLayer Theory for FiniteAmplitude Thermal Convection
272
621 A SteadyState BoundaryLayer Theory for FiniteAmplitude Thermal Convection
274
622 The Forces that Drive Plate Tectonics
280
623 Heating by Viscous Dissipation
283
624 Mantle Recycling and Mixing
285
Rock Rheology
292
72 Elasticity
293
73 Diffusion Creep
300
74 Dislocation Creep
307
75 Shear Flows of Fluids with Temperature and StressDependent Rheologies
311
76 Mantle Rheology
318
77 Rheological Effects on Mantle Convection
323
78 Mantle Convection and the Cooling of the Earth
325
79 Crustal Rheology
327
710 Viscoelasticity
329
711 ElasticPerfectly Plastic Behavior
333
Faulting
339
83 Friction on Faults
341
84 Anderson Theory of Faulting
343
85 Strength Envelope
347
87 Earthquakes
350
88 San Andreas Fault
355
89 North Anatolian Fault
359
810 Some Elastic Solutions for StrikeSlip Faulting
361
811 Stress Diffusion
367
812 Thermally Activated Creep on Faults
368
Flows in Porous Media
374
93 Permeability Models
375
94 Flow in Confined Aquifers
376
95 Flow in Unconfined Aquifers
378
96 Geometrical Form of Volcanoes
387
97 Equations of Conservation of Mass Momentum and Energy for Flow in Porous Media
390
98 OneDimensional Advection of Heat in a Porous Medium
391
99 Thermal Convection in a Porous Layer
393
910 Thermal Plumes in FluidSaturated Porous Media
396
911 Porous Flow Model for Magma Migration
402
912 TwoPhase Convection
405
Chemical Geodynamics
410
102 Radioactivity and Geochronology
411
103 Geochemical Reservoirs
415
104 A TwoReservoir Model with Instantaneous Crustal Differentiation
417
105 Noble Gas Systems
423
106 Isotope Systematics of OIB
424
Symbols and Units
429
Physical Constants and Properties
433
Answers to Selected Problems
437
Index
441
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Donald L. Turcotte is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geology, University of California, Davis. In addition to this book, he is author or co-author of 3 books and over 400 research papers, including Fractals and Chaos in Geology and Geophysics (Cambridge University Press, 1992 and 1997) and Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets (with Gerald Schubert and Peter Olson, Cambridge University Press, 2001). Professor Turcotte is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, Honorary Fellow of the European Union of Geosciences, and Fellow of the Geological Society of America, and is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the recipient of several medals, including the Day Medal of the Geological Society of America, the Wegener Medal of the European Union of Geosciences, the Bowie and Whitten Medals of the American Geophysical Union, the Regents (New York State) Medal of Excellence, and Caltech's Distinguished Alumnus Award.

Gerald Schubert is Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is co-author with Donald Turcotte and Peter Olson of Mantle Convection in the Earth and Planets (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and author of over 530 research papers. He has participated in a number of NASA's planetary missions and has been on the editorial boards of many journals, including Icarus, the Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, and Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Professor Schubert is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and a recipient of the Union's James B. MacElwane medal and the Harry H. Hess medal. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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