THE COOLING OF THE EARTH BY CONVECTION AND SOME OF ITS CONSEQUENCES
Author: Hills, G. F. S.
Source: Survey Review, Volume 5, Number 34, October 1939 , pp. 207-211(5)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:In this Review (24, 68, 1937) attention was drawn to the need, in considering isostasy, of recognizing the existence of two separate weak layers, i.e. layers in which material can flow horizontally. One of these is a deep layer under both oceans and continents, the other being a layer of plastic basalt, immediately under the continents only, in which mountain ranges and other local surface masses are compensated. That suggestion formed part of a wider theory which has been developed in recent articles in the Pan-American Geologist. A brief review of that theory may be of interest.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 1939-10-01
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