Journal of Geology & Geophysics

Journal of Geology & Geophysics
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ISSN: 2381-8719

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Sen S

Sen S
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research,
Hemantika, O-26, Patuli, Kolkata, 700094

  • Review Article
    Continental Drift and Plate Tectonics vis-a-vis Earth’s Expansion: Probing the Missing Links for Understanding the Total Earth System
    Author(s): Sen SSen S

    Hypotheses like continental drift, plate tectonics or Earth’s expansion should not be considered as viable in view of solid and rigid state of mantle which, in contrast, would resist such phenomena. Based on Hilgenberg’s model of Earth’s expansion (1933), the author elucidates that before expansion when the Earth was small and devoid of oceans, its mantle must have been sufficiently fluid owing to association of ocean-forming water. Further, matching thickness of fluid outer core and extent of radial expansion of the Earth strongly support that the outer core was opened up as a void geosphere owing to planetary expansion. At the deep interior of the planet, owing to occurrence of a void or pseudo-fluid geosphere separating basaltic mantle and solid iron core, an additional force of reverse gravity would develop acting in opposite direction of normal inwardly directed.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2381-8719.1000263

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