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Posted by tim on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8:27pm.

The average rate at which energy is conducted outward through the ground surface in a certain region is 51.6 mW/m2, and the average thermal conductivity of the near-surface rocks is 3.31 W/mK. Assuming a surface temperature of 11.7C, find the temperature (in Celsius) at a depth of 35.0 km (near the base of the crust). Ignore the heat generated by the presence of radioactive elements.

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