Readings

Session 1

  1. New Theory of the Earth by D. L. Anderson 

    Anderson, D. L. New Theory of the Earth. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2007. ISBN: 9780521849593. 

    1. Planetary perspective
    2. Let’s take it from the top: the crust and upper mantle
    3. The bowels of the Earth
  2. Geodynamics 

    Turcotte, D. L., and G. Schubert. Geodynamics. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780521661867. (hardback). 

    Read section “Heat Generation by the Decay of Radioactive Elements.”

  3. Radiogenic Heat 

    Stacey, F. D., and P. M. Davis. “The Global Energy Budget.” Chapter 21 in Physics of the Earth. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2008, pp. 348-360. ISBN: 9780521873628. (hardback)

  4. Sub Structure of the Inner Core of the Earth  

    Herndon, J. M. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 93 (1996): 646-648.

Session 2

  1. Uranium and Thorium decay series. 

    Evans, R. D. “Genealogy of Nuclides which Emit α Rays.” Chapter 16.2 in The Atomic Nucleus , pp. 517-523.

  2. Detection of the Free Neutrino — Reines and Cowan Experiment ( PDF )

Session 3

  1. Short history of concept of Earth as Antineutrino source (1960 - 2004), Radiogenic Heat Sources inside the Earth G. Domogatsky , V. Kopeikin , L. Mikaelyan , V. Sinev , 2004 

    http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0409069

Session 4

  1. Birch, F. “Specrulation on the Earth’s Thermal History.” Geol Soc Am Bull BIRCH 76, no. 2 (1965): 133. (1181K) 
     
  2. Background for Terrestrial Antineutrino Investigations: Radionuclide Distribution, Georeactor Fission Events, and Boundary Conditions on Fission Power Production , J. M. Herndon, D. A. Edgerley, 2005 
     
  3. Considerations For a Dedicated Geoneutrino Detector For Geosciences, P. Ila, W. Gosnold, P. Jagam, G. I. Lykken (GRAFG) AGU 2008 ( PDF - 1.5MB
     

In AGU Special Session

Terrestrial Heat Flux and Geoneutrinos: Estimating the Earth’s Heat Flux AGU Fall Meeting, December 15-19, 2008, San Francisco, CA, USA EOS Trans. AGU, 2008, 89(53), Fall meeting, Suppl., Abstract T21C-1978.

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