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Published by way of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

The Symposium used to be initiated by way of the editor with a unique view towards answering basic environmental questions on the character of the earth's crust, rather at depths less than a couple of kilometers, and in adjoining parts of the higher mantle. stipulations at those depths have infrequently been the topic of multidisciplinary learn some time past.


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Both the absence of surficial sediments and the length of the line enhanced the ability of the measurement to penetrate to great depths. Further, the use of an artificial direct current source in the Schlumberger method avoids possible ambiguities related to the distribution of telluric currents from natural sources. Several independent groups have conducted laboratory research of the effect of interstitial water on the physical properties of rocks under crustal conditions. 7% exhibits a 10% reduction in compressional velocity and a 35 % reduction in shear velocity at external pressures of several kilobars, when the fluid pressure in the rock is permitted to approach the external pressure.

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