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The core paradox.Rebuttal of suggestions from various critics attempting to provide an escape from the seeming paradox originated by Higgins and Kennedy's (1971) proposed possibility that the liquid in the outer core was thermally stably stratified and that this stratification might prove a powerful inhibitor to circulation of the outer core fluid of the kind postulated for the generation of the earth's magnetic field. These suggestions are examined and shown to provide no reasonable escape from the core paradox.
Document ID
19730037391
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Kennedy, G. C.
Higgins, G. H. (California, University Los Angeles, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
February 10, 1973
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Geophysical Research
Volume: 78
Subject Category
GEOPHYSICS
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGR-05-007-006
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSF GA-1459
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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