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One of the means investigators use to determine uplift rates in mountain building areas is the heat flow measurements. Heat flow is determined by the geotherm in the area which is often assumed to be linear, another way of describing that is conductive. Of course because the mountains are actively uplifting, then the heat flow has an advective component that must be taken into account that causes the geotherm to be non-linear (banana shaped). Students construct a simple one stock model that calculates the conductive heat flow out of an uplifting parcel of rock and graph the temperature vs. depth for vairous uplift rates and parcel sizes.

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Modeling Structural Processes,Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_380601,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Tectonophysics,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502201057752T,Vocational/Professional Development Education,Tectonics,Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity,Education,Geoscience,Graduate/Professional,NSDL

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English

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