Mohorovičić discontinuityMo·ho·ro·vi·čić discontinuity
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
Origin of Mohorovi?i? discontinuityafter A. Mohorovi?i? (1857-1936), Yugoslav geologist
The boundary between the earth's crust and the underlying mantle, averaging 8 kilometers (5 miles) in depth under the oceans and 32 kilometers (20 miles) in depth under the continents.
Origin of Mohorovicic discontinuityAfter Andrija Mohorovičić (1857-1936), Croatian geophysicist
- Alternative spelling of MohoroviÄiÄ‡ discontinuity.