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Earth tides, global heat flow, and tectonics

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Abstract

The power of a heat engine ignited by tidal energy can account for geologically reasonable rates of average magma production and sea floor spreading. These rates control similarity of heat flux over continents and oceans because of an inverse relationship between respective depth intervals for mass transfer and consequent distributions of radiogenic heat production.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Earth tides, global heat flow, and tectonics
Series title:
Science
Volume
168
Issue:
3935
Year Published:
1970
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1084
Last page:
1087
Number of Pages:
4