Effects of elasticity on the Rayleigh–Taylor instability: implications for large-scale geodynamics

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S U M M A R Y Although parts of the lithosphere may be expected to behave elastically over certain timescales, this effect is commonly ignored in models of large-scale mantle dynamics. Recently it has been demonstrated that elasticity, and in particular viscoelasticity, may have a significant effect on the buckling instability and on the creation of… (More)

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