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Earth's primordial differentiation, and its after-effectsThe case for massive primordial melting on the Earth is circumstantial (i.e., based mainly on lunar evidence), but nonetheless compelling. The term magma ocean is probably a hyperbole. Among other things, ocean implies the system is virtually 100% liquid, with a mainly gas/liquid upper surface, and a water like viscosity of the order .01 poise. The preferred term for this phenomenon is magmasphere.
Document ID
19850024779
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Warren, P. H. (California Univ. Los Angeles, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1985
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Inst. Workshop on the Early Earth: The Interval from Accretion to the Older Archean
Subject Category
LUNAR AND PLANETARY EXPLORATION
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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