Creep laws for the mantle of the Earth

@article{Weertman1978CreepLF,
  title={Creep laws for the mantle of the Earth},
  author={J. Weertman},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1978},
  volume={288},
  pages={26 - 9}
}
  • J. Weertman
  • Published 1978
  • Geology, Biology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The analyses of glacial rebound data by Gathles and by Peltier and Andrews have led them to the conclusion that the flow law of the mantle of the Earth is Newtonian and that the viscosity is essentially a constant (1022 P) throughout the mantle. In this paper it is concluded that no large strain, steady-state creep process in mantle rock can account for a Newtonian, constant viscosity mantle. It is suggested that small strain, transient creep and not steady-state creep is involved in the… Expand

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