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Theoretical problems in global seismology and geodynamics

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In Chapter 2, we consider the hydrostatic equilibrium figure of a rotating earth model with arbitrary radial density profile. We derive an exact non-linear partial differential equation describing the equilibrium figure. Perturbation theory is used to obtain approximate forms of this equation, and we show that the first-order theory is equivalent to Clairaut's equation.

In Chapter 3, a method for parametrizing the possible equilibrium stress fields of a laterally heteroge...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Earth Sciences

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Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:e700e8df-49d0-47e0-8929-cd254c5416c1
Local pid:
ora:5830

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