• Geology
  • Published 2001

Deformation and melt in natural mantle rocks: The Hilti Massif (Oman) and the Othris Massif (Greece)

@inproceedings{Dijkstra2001DeformationAM,
  title={Deformation and melt in natural mantle rocks: The Hilti Massif (Oman) and the Othris Massif (Greece)},
  author={Arjan H Dijkstra},
  year={2001}
}
For a full understanding of plate tectonics, one of the central paradigms in Earth Sciences, it is critical to know the mechanical properties of the material of which the earth's upper mantle consists, i.e., peridotite. The cold outer shell of the Earth, the lithosphere, is broken up into strong and almost rigid plates, which can move with relatively little resistance over a weak substratum in the upper mantle, the asthenosphere. The weakness of the asthenosphere is primarily caused by… CONTINUE READING