Cover: Stability of the Earth's Axis of Rotation and Phase Changes.

Stability of the Earth's Axis of Rotation and Phase Changes.

Published 1962

by D. L. Lamar, J. W. Kern

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An explanation of the stability of the earth's axis of rotation relative to the position of its crustal features. It is shown that if polymorphic transitions occur in the upper mantle of the earth, the rate of polar wander will be inhibited by the rate at which the phase transitions can occur--to about the same rates of polar wander derived by astronomical and paleomagnetic means.

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