A thermal model of the earth

Stacey F.D. (1977) A thermal model of the earth. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 15 4: 341-348. doi:10.1016/0031-9201(77)90096-6

Author Stacey F.D.
Title A thermal model of the earth
Journal name Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0031-9201
Publication date 1977-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0031-9201(77)90096-6
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 341
End page 348
Total pages 8
Language eng
Subject 1908 Geophysics
1912 Space and Planetary Science
3101 Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
3103 Astronomy and Astrophysics
Abstract A thermal model, consistent as far as possible with the parameterised earth model of Dziewonski et al. and with thermodynamic principles and relevant equations of state, is tabulated. This is made more secure by two recent developments, an experimental study of the FeS eutectic to 100 kbar by Usselman and a calculation by Bukowinski which reveals an electronic phase collapse of potassium in the 200-300 kbar range and explains the core heat source. Use is made of the Vashchenko-Zubarev formulation of the Grüneisen ratio, and Lindemann's melting law, both of which have been shown recently to have particular relevance at very high pressures. Values of electronic specific heat and the Grüneisen ratio, which contribute significantly to core properties are calculated from the electron equation of state of Zharkov and Kalinin.
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