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PREFERRED TERM
lower mantle setting  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • That part of the mantle that lies below a depth of about 660 km. With increasing depth, density increases from ~4.4 g/cm3 to ~5.6 g/cm3, and velocity of compressional seismic waves increases from ~10.7 km/s to ~13.7 km/s (Dziewonski and Anderson, 1981).
DESCRIPTION
  • That part of the mantle that lies below a depth of about 660 km. With increasing depth, density increases from ~4.4 g/cm3 to ~5.6 g/cm3, and velocity of compressional seismic waves increases from ~10.7 km/s to ~13.7 km/s (Dziewonski and Anderson, 1981).
IDENTIFIER
  • lowerMantleSetting
TITLE
  • lower mantle setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/lowerMantleSetting
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Event Environment