This was an exercise in illustration to produce something magazine worthy. I have always admired earth cutaways and decided to do one of my own.
I have recently had help from Dr. Hugh O'Brien, Senior Geologist at the Geological Survey of Finland. He has been advising me on the dimensions and composition of the Earth.
I'd like to thank Hugh for his help, and all the other educators who have chosen to use my image in their classrooms and presentations.
Dr.O'Brien requested a version of this image for a chapter of a book he has contributrd to. That book is; "From the Earth's Core to Outer Space". My illustration appears on page 62 in chapter 5.1: "Craton mantle formation and structure of Eastern Finland mantle: Evidence from kimberlite-derived mantle xenoliths, xenocrysts and diamonds". Snappy eh?
With state-of-the-art information about changing geoscientific and environmental conditions, especially in northern Europe, this book's thematic approach includes material on the evolution of the Earth's crust, climate change, and changes in the Baltic Sea.
I am giddy with pride to have my work recognised by, and used in support of the latest academic research.