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On the global variations of terrestrial heat-flow

Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors

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DOI: 10.1016/0031-9201(69)90026-0

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Abstract

Over 3 500 measurements of surface heat-flux have been catalogued and analyzed to study the large-scale variations of terrestrial heat-flow. It was found that heat-flow values are correlated with major geologic provinces: higher averages and scattered values in active tectonic regions, and lower averages and more uniform values in stable areas. Analyzing the data in the light of new global tectonics shows that the variations of heat-flow are consistent with the hypotheses of sea-floor spreading and plate tectonics. The observed heat-flow across the mid-oceanic ridges can be accounted for by a simple model of a spreading sea floor. ?? 1970.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
On the global variations of terrestrial heat-flow
Series title:
Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
DOI:
10.1016/0031-9201(69)90026-0
Volume
2
Issue:
5
Year Published:
1969
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Publisher location:
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
332
Last page:
341
Number of Pages:
10