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Published July 2008 | public
Journal Article

The eclogite engine; Cool LIPs


The transition layer appears to hold the key to a number of major geophysical problems. There may be a concentration of alumina, lime, and alkalies toward the upper part of the mantle, in and above the transition layer but below the crust, existing in minerals of high elasticity such as garnets and jadeites. –Francis Birch, 1952

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© 2008 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Available online 14 June 2008.

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