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geodynamics

[¦jē·ō·dī¦nam·iks]
(geophysics)
The branch of geophysics concerned with measuring, modeling, and interpreting the configuration and motion of the crust, mantle, and core of the earth.
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Geodynamicist Maria Seton of the University of Sydney and colleagues wondered how the plate's plunge impacted the movement of mantle beneath the Earth's surface.
What's interesting from an experimental point of view is that dynamos are a threshold phenomenon--you either get one or you don't get one," says Peter Olson, a geodynamicist at Johns Hopkins University.
The readership for the book includes seismologists, tectonophysicists, geodesists, geophysicists, geologists, geodynamicists, and students of the deformation of tectonic plates.