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Fundamentals of Physical Geography

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James Petersen
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James Petersen
ISBN: 9781133606536
Textbook Problem

Name the major zones of Earth’s interior in order from the center to the surface. How do these zones differ from one another?

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The major zones of the Earth’s interior in order from the center to the surface and the way in which these zones differ from one another.

Explanation

The deepest section of the Earth’s interior is the core. It encompasses one-third of the Earth’s mass and has a radius of 3360 kilometers. The earth’s core is primarily composed of iron and nickel. It has two sections, solid inner core and molten outer core.

The Earth’s inner core is solid and has a high density. The radius of the inner core is 960 kilometers, and outer core is 2400 kilometers. Inner core is composed of molten rock materials because the outer core prevents the passage of some sort of seismic waves.

Mantle is the 2885-kilometer thick layer above the outer core, and it constitutes about two-third of the Earth’s mass. Mantle is less dense than the outer core, and it is composed of solid rock materials. Mantle has high silicate content and also significant amount of iron and magnesium...

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