Accession Number : AD0725769

Title :   International Symposium on Mechanical Properties and Processes in the Mantle Held at Flagstaff, Arizona on 24 June-3 July 1970.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : LAMONT-DOHERTY GEOLOGICAL OBSERVATORY PALISADES N Y

Personal Author(s) : Sykes,Lynn R.

Report Date : 14 JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : A symposium on 'Mechanical properties and processes in the Mantle' was held in Flagstaff, Arizona, 29 June to 3 July 1970, under the auspices of the International Upper Mantle Project and US National Academy of Sciences. This was the first major upper mantle symposium held in the United States. The scope of the conference included physical properties of materials likely to be present in the mantle, rocks of possible mantle origin and their mode of emplacement, convection currents, and other possible driving forces of global tectonics. The conference was not intended to be a review of geophysical evidence for plate movements, but rather to seek out new directions influenced by these ideas. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ROCK, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), (*LITHOSPHERE, MOTION), GRAVITY, ANOMALIES, SHEAR STRESSES, EARTHQUAKES, FAULTS(GEOLOGY), CONVECTION(HEAT TRANSFER), GEOPHYSICS, SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE