We present the current status of geo-neutrino measurements and their implications for radiogenic heating in the mantle. Earth models predict different levels of radiogenic heating and, therefore, different geo-neutrino fluxes from the mantle. Seismic tomography reveals features in the deep mantle possibly correlated with radiogenic heating and causing spatial variations in the mantle geo-neutrino flux at the Earth surface. An ocean-based observatory offers the greatest sensitivity to the mantle flux and potential for resolving Earth models and mantle features. Refinements to estimates of the geo-neutrino flux from continental crust reduce uncertainty in measurements of the mantle flux, especially measurements from land-based observatories. These refinements enable the resolution of Earth models using the combined measurements from multiple continental observatories.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
|Event||13th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2013 - , United States|
Duration: 2013 Sep 8 → 2013 Sep 13
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)