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Whole-mantle convection and the transition-zone water filter
Because of their distinct chemical signatures, ocean-island and mid-ocean-ridge basalts are traditionally inferred to arise from separate, isolated reservoirs in the Earth's mantle. Such mantleExpand
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Interpolation with Splines in Tension: A Green's Function Approach
Interpolation and gridding of data are procedures in the physical sciences and are accomplished typically using an averaging or finite difference scheme on an equidistant grid. Cubic splines areExpand
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A two‐phase model for compaction and damage: 1. General Theory
A theoretical model for the dynamics of a simple two-phase mixture is presented. A classical averaging approach combined with symmetry arguments is used to derive the mass, momentum, and energyExpand
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Energetics of a two-phase model of lithospheric damage, shear localization and plate-boundary formation
SUMMARY The two-phase theory for compaction and damage proposed by Bercovici et al. (2001a, J. Geophys. Res.,106, 8887‐8906) employs a nonequilibrium relation between interfacial surface energy,Expand
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The generation of plate tectonics from mantle convection
Abstract In the last decade, significant progress has been made toward understanding how plate tectonics is generated from mantle dynamics. A primary goal of plate-generation studies has been theExpand
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Mechanisms for the generation of plate tectonics by two-phase grain-damage and pinning
Abstract Weakening and shear localization in the lithosphere are essential ingredients for understanding how and whether plate tectonics is generated from mantle convection on terrestrial planets. WeExpand
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Mantle Shear-Wave Velocity Structure Beneath the Hawaiian Hot Spot
Earth's Plume Plumbing Volcanic hot spots, such as the one that continues to build the Hawaiian Islands, are thought to form by one of two mechanisms: Either mantle plumes bring hot, buoyant materialExpand
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Generation of plate tectonics from lithosphere–mantle flow and void–volatile self-lubrication
Abstract The formation of plate tectonics from mantle convection necessarily requires nonlinear rheological behavior. Recent studies suggest that self-lubricating rheological mechanisms are mostExpand
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A thermodynamically self-consistent damage equation for grain size evolution during dynamic recrystallization
SUMMARY We employ basic non-equilibrium thermodynamics to propose a general equation for the mean grain size evolution in a deforming medium, under the assumption that the whole grain sizeExpand
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On the thermal and magnetic histories of Earth and Venus: Influences of melting, radioactivity, and conductivity
Abstract The study of the thermal evolution of Earth’s interior is uncertain and controversial in many respects, from the interpretation of petrologic observations used to infer the temperature andExpand
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