Donald Lawson Turcotte born 22 April is an American geophysicist, most famous for his work on the boundary layer theory of mantle convection as part of the theory of plate tectonics. He has won awards including the Arthur L. Whitten Medal of the American Geophysical Union. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences. Turcotte Award, which is given annually to one honoree "in recognition of outstanding dissertation research that contributes directly to nonlinear geophysics.
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The authors bring this text completely up-to-date in this second edition. Important additions include a chapter on chemical geodynamics, an updated coverage of comparative planetology based on recent planetary missi First published in , Don Turcotte and Jerry Schubert's Geodynamics became a classic textbook for several generations of students of geophysics and geology.
Important additions include a chapter on chemical geodynamics, an updated coverage of comparative planetology based on recent planetary missions, and a variety of other new topics. Geodynamics provides the fundamentals necessary for an understanding of the workings of the solid earth, describing the mechanics of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and mountain building in the context of the role of mantle convection and plate tectonics.
Observations such as the earth's gravity field, surface heat flow, distribution of earthquakes, surface stresses and strains, and distribution of elements are discussed. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews.
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Donald L. Turcotte
When new observations and discoveries began to lead towards the emergence of plate tectonics theory in the s, there was a corresponding need to identify the driving mechanisms. Enter Donald Turcotte, who, as associate professor of Aerospace Engineering at Cornell, ventured on a sabbatical to Oxford in , where he met a young geologist named Ronald Oxburgh. They developed the boundary layer theory of mantle convection, publishing a remarkable series of papers establishing this now standard theory and its geological implications. Donald Turcotte went on to make major contributions on flexure of the lithosphere, formation of sedimentary basins, magma-driven propagation of cracks, and beyond; in short, all the topics encompassed by the term geodynamics.
Donald L. MacElwane medal and the Harry H. Hess medal. Donald Turcotte , Gerald Schubert. Essential reading for any Earth scientist, this classic textbook has been providing advanced undergraduate and graduate students with the fundamentals needed to develop a quantitative understanding of the physical processes of the solid earth for over thirty years.