McKenzie, D. P. (1969) The Mohorovicic Discontinuity. Geophysical Monographs, 13. pp. 660-664. ISSN 0065-8448 DOI 10.1029/GM013p0660Full text not available from this repository.
MOHOROVICIC  noticed that the travel times from near earthquakes could be understood only if the compressional wave velocity increases discontinuously with depth. He suggested a depth of about 50 km in central Europe for the discontinuity which now bears his name. The Mohorovicic discontinuity, or Moho, has since been recognized all over the earth, though in tectonically unstable regions it often becomes vague and ceases to give clear refractions. The material above the Moho is the earth's crust, whose thickness varies widely from 5 km under the deep oceans to perhaps 70 km under the Andes.
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|Subjects:||02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics|
|Divisions:||02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Geophysical Monographs|
|Page Range:||pp. 660-664|
|Depositing User:||Sarah Humbert|
|Date Deposited:||21 May 2015 15:47|
|Last Modified:||21 May 2015 15:47|
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