Mohorovičić discontinuity

Mohorovičić discontinuity
Mohorovičić discontinuity [mō΄hō rō′və chich΄]
[after A. Mohorovičić (1857-1936), Yugoslav geologist]
Geol. an irregular dividing line separating the earth's crust from its underlying mantle, situated c. 35 km ( c. 21.7 mi) below the continents and c. 5 to 10 km ( c. 3.1 to 6.2 mi) below the ocean floor

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  • Mohorovicic discontinuity — noun the boundary between the Earth s crust and the underlying mantle the Mohorovicic discontinuity averages 5 miles down under oceans and 20 miles down under continents • Syn: ↑Moho • Topics: ↑geology • Instance Hypernyms: ↑boundary, ↑bound …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mohorovicic discontinuity — /moh haw roh veuh chich, hoh /, Geol. the discontinuity between the crust and the mantle of the earth, occurring at depths that average about 22 mi. (35 km) beneath the continents and about 6 mi. (10 km) beneath the ocean floor. Also, Moho. [1935 …   Universalium

  • Mohorovicic discontinuity — (Moho)   after Mohorovicic, the junction between the crust and the mantle …   Geography glossary

  • Mohorovicic discontinuity — /moʊhəˌroʊvətʃɪtʃ dɪskɒntənˈjuəti/ (say mohhuh.rohvuhchich diskontuhn yoohuhtee) noun the dividing line between the earth s crust and mantle where an abrupt change occurs in the velocity of earthquake waves. Also, moho. {named after A Mohorovičic …  

  • Mohorovicic discontinuity — noun Date: 1936 Moho …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mohorovičić discontinuity — noun The boundary between the Earths crust and mantle. Syn: Moho …   Wiktionary

  • discontinuity layer — discontinuity layer, 1. the layer between the earth s crust and mantle; Mohorovicic discontinuity. 2. a layer of water between parts that differ markedly in temperature; thermocline …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mohorovičič, Andrija — born Jan. 23, 1857, Volosko, Croatia, Austian Empire died Dec. 18, 1936, Zagreb, Yugos. Croatian meteorologist and geophysicist who discovered the boundary between the Earth s crust and the mantle, later named the Mohorovičič discontinuity, or… …   Universalium

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