The interior structure of the Earth is layered in spherical shells, like an onion.
These layers can be defined by their chemical and their rheological properties.
Earth's Internal Struccture - describing the crust, mantle and core - by Geology.
This region of the Earth's interior is thought to be composed of peridotite, an
ultramafic rock made up of the minerals olivine and pyroxene. The top layer of the
Most of what we know about the interior of the Earth comes from the study of
seismic waves from earthquakes. Seismic waves from large earthquakes pass ...
Just as a child may shake an unopened present in an attempt to discover the
contents of a gift, so man must listen to the ring and vibration of our Earth in an ...
Jan 18, 2010 ... Structure of the Interior of Earth. Earth has a diameter of about 12,756 km (7,972
mi). The Earth's interior consists of rock and metal. It is made ...
structure of the Earth click to hear. The Earth is formed of three concentric layers:
the core, the mantle and the crust; these are separated by transition zones ...
The illustration below is an attempt to model the large scale internal structure of
the Earth based on data from Lutgens & Tarbuck. The habitable part of the Earth
The structure of the Earth is quite simple: we have a core, a mantle and a crust. A
little bit like a boiled egg, I suppose. The yolk, our core, is actually metallic; ...
Educational Objective: Develop understanding of the structure of the Earth's
interior (and ultimately, relationships to plate tectonics, occurrence of