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Mantle convection

Breuer, Doris (2018) Mantle convection. In: Encyclopedia of Lunar Science Springer Link. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-05546-6. ISBN 978-3-319-05546-6.

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Although the Moon is much smaller than the Earth, dynamic processes took place in its interior and helped shape its surface. It is suggested that compositionally driven convection was dominant in the early evolution after the solidification of the lunar magma ocean -- often also termed as mantle overturn – and that thermally driven convection was mainly active after this overturn phase. Details of these processes are however controversially discussed, but during the last years, improvements in the numerical models and new rheological experiments have led to a better understanding and changed the view about the interior dynamics of the Moon. In this chapter we will discuss various scenarios that have been suggested in the literature, point out their problems and introduce the most likely scenario.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125611/
Document Type:Book Section
Title:Mantle convection
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Breuer, DorisUNSPECIFIEDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9019-5304UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Encyclopedia of Lunar Science
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
EditorsEmailEditor's ORCID iDORCID Put Code
Cudnik, BrianPrairie View A&M University, Houston, USAUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Publisher:Springer Link
Keywords:Moon, mantle dynamics, magma ocean crystallization magma ocean overturn
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Vorhaben Planetary Evolution and Life (old), R - Exploration of the Solar System
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Physics
Deposited By: Breuer, Dr. Doris
Deposited On:03 Jan 2019 11:03
Last Modified:03 Jan 2019 11:03

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