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5 April, 02:17

Between what depths does Earth's temperature increase the slowest?

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  1. 5 April, 02:23
    Temperature increases at a rate of approximately 20o C/km in the upper crust (first 10 km) but then the rate decreases to only approximately 0.3o C/km below 200km due to the homogenizing effect of mantle convection. A good approximation of the rate of pressure increase with depth is: 30 MPa/km in the crust and 35 MPa/km in the mantle.
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