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The Lehmann discontinuity

Anderson, D. L. and Bolt, B. A. and Morse, S. A. (1987) The Lehmann discontinuity. Eos, 68 (46). p. 1593. ISSN 0096-3941. doi:10.1029/EO068i046p01593-04.

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Recent reflections by Inge Lehmann on her discovery of the inner core (Eos, January 20, 1987, p. 33; see also Bolt [1987, 1982]) remind us that this outstanding Earth scientist is now in her 100th year. The inner core boundary (ICB) is one of the three great seismic-compositional discontinuities that divide Earth into crust, mantle, core, and inner core. The other two discontinuities are well known by names honoring their discoverers, Andrija Mohorovicic and Beno Gutenberg. In this tradition, it is fitting that the ICB be called the Lehmann Discontinuity in honor of its discoverer.

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Official Citation:Anderson, D. L., B. A. Bolt, and S. A. Morse (1987), [Comment on “Seismology in the days of old” by Inge Lehmann] The Lehmann discontinuity, Eos Trans. AGU, 68(46), 1593–1593, doi:10.1029/EO068i046p01593-04
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