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The Earth's Heterogeneous Mantle

A Geophysical, Geodynamical, and Geochemical Perspective

  • Amir Khan
  • Frédéric Deschamps

Part of the Springer Geophysics book series (SPRINGERGEOPHYS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Upper Mantle and Transition Zone

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Bodin, Yann Capdeville, Barbara Romanowicz, Jean-Paul Montagner
      Pages 105-144
    3. Tomoo Katsura, Takashi Yoshino
      Pages 173-204
    4. George S.-K. Ma, Kuo-Lung Wang, John Malpas, Yoshiyuki Iizuka, Costas Xenophontos, Abdulsalam A. Turkmani et al.
      Pages 205-257
    5. Hiroki Ichikawa, Kenji Kawai, Shinji Yamamoto, Masanori Kameyama
      Pages 275-299
  3. Lower Mantle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Edouard Kaminski, Marc Javoy
      Pages 303-328
    3. Guillaume Caro
      Pages 329-366
    4. Sebastian Rost, Paul S. Earle, Peter M. Shearer, Daniel A. Frost, Neil D. Selby
      Pages 367-390
    5. Laura Cobden, Christine Thomas, Jeannot Trampert
      Pages 391-440
    6. D. R. Davies, S. Goes, H. C. P. Lau
      Pages 441-477
    7. Frédéric Deschamps, Yang Li, P. J. Tackley
      Pages 479-515
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 517-530

About this book


This book highlights and discusses recent developments that have contributed to an improved understanding of observed mantle heterogeneities and their relation to the thermo-chemical state of Earth's mantle, which ultimately holds the key to unlocking the secrets of the evolution of our planet. This series of topical reviews and original contributions address 4 themes. Theme 1 covers topics in geophysics, including global and regional seismic tomography, electrical conductivity and seismic imaging of mantle discontinuities and heterogeneities in the upper mantle, transition zone, and lower mantle. Theme 2 addresses geochemical views of the mantle including lithospheric evolution from analysis of mantle xenoliths, composition of the deep Earth, and the effect of water on subduction-zone processes. Theme 3 discusses geodynamical perspectives on the global thermo-chemical structure of the deep mantle. Theme 4 covers application of mineral physics data and phase equilibrium computations to infer the regional-scale thermo-chemical structure of the mantle.



Earth's Mantle Mantle Composition Mantle Dynamics Mantle Structure Seismic Tomography

Editors and affiliations

  • Amir Khan
    • 1
  • Frédéric Deschamps
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of GeophysicsETH ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Earth SciencesAcademia SinicaTaipeiTaiwan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Earth's Heterogeneous Mantle
  • Book Subtitle A Geophysical, Geodynamical, and Geochemical Perspective
  • Editors Amir Khan
    Frédéric Deschamps
  • Series Title Springer Geophysics
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Geophysics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-15626-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-37461-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-15627-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 530
  • Number of Illustrations 24 b/w illustrations, 142 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geophysics/Geodesy
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“This book focuses on the most up-to-date developments and insights into the earth’s mantle and the extent of its radial and lateral heterogeneities, which range from the microscopic to megascopic. … this book should be on the shelf, if not the desk, of anyone with an academic interest in the Earth’s mantle … . Summing Up: Essential. Graduate students, faculty/researchers, and professionals/practitioners.” (M. S. Field, Choice, Vol. 53 (2), October, 2015)