Restless Earth - Earth Layers - Key Facts

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  • Created on: 17-04-14 15:52
Inner Core
Solid iron from pressure of other layers. Density is 15 grams/cm^3. Temperature is 5000-6000*C. Depth is 5150km - 6371km
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Outer Core
Liquid Iron. Density is 9.9 - 12.2 grams/cm^3. Temperature is 4000 - 5000*C. Depth is 2890km - 5150km
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Lower Mantle
Solid rock (peridotite). Density is 4.4 - 5.6 grams/cm^3. Temperature is 1600 - 4000*C. Depth is 660km - 2890km.
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Upper Mantle (Asthenosphere)
Partially Molten Rock (peridotite) that lubricates tectonic plates so the can move. Density is 3.4 -4.4 grams/cm^3. Temperature is 900 - 1600*C. Depth 60km - 660km.
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Crust (Lithosphere) - Oceanic
Solid rock (Basalt). Density is 3.3 grams/cm^3. Temperature is Air temp - 900*C. Depth is 0km - 60km.
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Crust (Lithosphere) - Continental
Solid rock (Granite). Density is 2.7 grams/cm^3. Temperature is Air temp - 900*C. Depth is 0km - 60km.
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Card 2

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Liquid Iron. Density is 9.9 - 12.2 grams/cm^3. Temperature is 4000 - 5000*C. Depth is 2890km - 5150km

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Outer Core

Card 3

Front

Solid rock (peridotite). Density is 4.4 - 5.6 grams/cm^3. Temperature is 1600 - 4000*C. Depth is 660km - 2890km.

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Card 4

Front

Partially Molten Rock (peridotite) that lubricates tectonic plates so the can move. Density is 3.4 -4.4 grams/cm^3. Temperature is 900 - 1600*C. Depth 60km - 660km.

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Card 5

Front

Solid rock (Basalt). Density is 3.3 grams/cm^3. Temperature is Air temp - 900*C. Depth is 0km - 60km.

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