Superrotation of Earth’s Inner Core, Extraterrestrial Impacts, and the Effective Viscosity of Outer Core

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Pirooz Mohazzabi; John D. Skalbeck;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Hindawi Limited
  • Journal: International Journal of Geophysics (issn: 1687-885X, eissn: 1687-8868)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1155/2015/763716
  • Subject: Geophysics. Cosmic physics | Article Subject | QC801-809
    arxiv: Physics::Geophysics | Astrophysics::Earth and Planetary Astrophysics

The recently verified superrotation of Earth’s inner core is examined and a new model is presented which is based on the tidal despinning of the mantle and the viscosity of the outer core. The model also takes into account other damping mechanisms arising from the inner... View more
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