Global Earth Physics: A Handbook of Physical Constants

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Thomas J. Ahrens
American Geophysical Union, 1995 - Science - 376 pages
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A standard reference that provides, in accessible form, selected critical data for professional and student solid Earth and planetary geophysicists. It represents the third version of the popular "Handbook of Physical Constants" (the first was published in 1942, the second in 1966). The present version reflects the enormous growth of scientific knowledge of the Earth and planets since 1966, spurred by the discovery and verification of plate tectonics and the systematic exploration of the solar system. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
 

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Contents

Geoid Topography and Distribution of Landforms 12
32
Global Magnetic Field 14
47
Present Plate Motions and Plate Boundaries 15
66
Elastic and Anelastic 16
88
Frequencies and Attenuations 17
104
Seismic Traveltime Tables 18
126
Heat Flow of the Earth 19
144
Composition of the Solar System Planets Meteorites and Major Terrestrial Reservoirs 110
159
Magnitudes and Moments of Earthquakes 113
206
Mean Paleomagnetic Poles for the Major Continents and the Pacific Plate 115
225
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Isotopic Decay Data 118
271
Variations From Temperature Organic and WaterRock Interactions 120
292
Volcanic Gases From Subaerial Volcanoes on Earth 121
308
Fundamental Physical Constants and Conversion Factors 123
346
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Electrical Conductivity Models of the Crust and Mantle 112
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