The structure of the earth

  • Created by: Wiam
  • Created on: 23-04-15 20:56

The layers of the earth:



The thickest layer of the earth- 2,900KM thick

Makes up nearly 80% of the volume of the Earth

The mantle itself is divided into two layers, the upper and lower mantles and heat within these layers drives convection currents.

 The upper mantle is semisolid rock called MAGMA which flows slowly due to convection currents.

It is less than 1,000°C in temperature.



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