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Liens aléatoires

PREM – Preliminary Reference Earth Model: my tables, figures

The NIST Reference on Constants, Units, and Uncertainty at NIST.gov

Physical constants (from PDG‘s Review of Particle Physics 2014; also RPP2012)

Atomic Weights and Isotopic Compositions for All Elements at NIST.gov

Natural decay chains – decay schemes for thorium-232, uranium-235, and uranium-238

Differentail operators in curvilinear coordinates: wikipedia

Standard deviation vs. confidence interval for normal distribution

GNU Manuals Online


Earth reservoir masses

Reproduced after Šrámek et al. EPSL 2013 doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2012.11.001, Table 3 (see publications for PDF).
ReservoirMassReference
Earth5.9732 × 1024PREM
Continental crust (incl. sed.)2.14 × 1022CRUST2.0
Oceanic crust (incl. sed.)0.63 × 1022CRUST2.0
Crust (=cont.+oc.)2.77 × 1022
Mantle4.0024 × 1024PREM
BSE (=mantle+crust)4.0301 × 1024

Mantle convection benchmark studies

Blankenbach, B., et al. (1989): “A benchmark comparison for mantle convection codes.” Geophys. J. Int., 98(1), 23–38, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.1989.tb05511.x.

Travis, B. J., C. Anderson, J. Baumgardner, C. W. Gable, B. H. Hager, R. J. O’Connell, P. Olson, A. Raefsky, and G. Schubert (1990): “A benchmark comparison of numerical methods for infinite Prandtl number thermal convection in two-dimensional cartesian geometry.” Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics, 55 (3–4), 137–160, doi:10.1080/03091929008204111.

Busse, F. H., et al. (1993): “3-D convection at infinite Prandtl number in cartesian geometry—a benchmark comparison.” Geophys. Astrophys. Fluid Dynamics, 75 (1), 39–59, doi:10.1080/03091929408203646.

van Keken, P. E., S. D. Kong, H. Schmeling, U. R. Christensen, D. Neumeister, and M.-P. Doin (1997): “A comparison of methods for the modeling of thermochemical convection.” J. Geophys. Res., 102(B10), 22,477–22,495, doi:10.1029/97JB01353.

Zhong, S. J., A. McNamara, E. Tan, L. Moresi, and M. Gurnis (2008): “A benchmark study on mantle con- vection in a 3-D spherical shell using CitcomS.” Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 9, eid:Q10017, doi:10.1029/2008GC002048.

King, S. D., C. Lee, P. E. Van Keken, W. Leng, S. Zhong, E. Tan, N. Tosi, and M. C. Kameyama (2010): “A community benchmark for 2-D Cartesian compressible convection in the Earth’s mantle.” Geophys. J. Int., 180(1), 73–87, doi:10.1111/j.1365-246X.2009.04413.x.

Vynnytska, L., M. E. Rognes, and S. R. Clark (2013): “Benchmarking FEniCS for mantle convection simulations.” Computers & Geosciences, 50, 95–105, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2012.05.012.