Earth's Structure - A cut-away model illustrating the structure of the Earth

Earth's Structure

A cut-away model illustrating the structure of the Earth.

The Earth's inner core.

The Earth's inner core.

The crust and mantle.

The crust and mantle.

Earth's Structure

This diagram details the Earth's internal structure and, whilst it is some what impressionistic (with the divisions between the regions being less well defined in reality than on the artwork), the relative sizes of the core, mantle and crust are correctly proportioned.

The textures that have been applied to the different zones reflect, albeit artistically, the nature of the liquid and semi-liquid states of the outer core and parts of the mantle. The inner core, as indicated by the illustration, has a solid composition.

The heat flow processes that occur in the Earth's mantle, and cause the tectonic movements within the crust layer, have also been highlighted on the model.

Data from the following source was used in the compilation of this model: Blue Marble: Next Generation: NASA's Earth Observatory.

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Hello, my name is Ed Merritt. I am a cartographer based in Southampton (UK). I established Merritt Cartographic in 2006.

I am a graduate of Oxford Brookes University, receiving an honours degree in Mapping and Cartography. Having worked in the past for a large publishing company in central London, much of my current work is commissioned for inclusion in reference books. I also produce interactive maps for deployment on websites and in applications as well as products for use on public display panels and signposts. As a freelance cartographer, I have produced custom maps and graphics for a wide range of publishers, charities and media organisations. My work has been included in products published by Dorling Kindersley, Millennium House, National Geographic, Pearson Longman, Royal Horticultural Society, Taschen and Weldon Owen.

I enjoy being creative in my work and like to explore new approaches. As a map-maker, I have a natural tendency to pay attention to detail and also to work hard to ensure that I am being as accurate as I can in the work that I produce.

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