Magnetic field and heat flux: Effect of the subduction processes on the distribution of heat flow from the core into the mantle

Video-download: Calculated distribution of heat flow at the core-mantle boundary (WMV)

The animation shows the calculated current distribution of heat flow at the core-mantle boundary. The heat flow beneath subduction zones of the last 300 million years exceeds the heat flux below areas where no subduction occurred many times over.

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