Magma-assisted rifting in Ethiopia

@article{Kendall2005MagmaassistedRI,
  title={Magma-assisted rifting in Ethiopia},
  author={J Kendall and Graham W. Stuart and Cindy Ebinger and Ian D. Bastow and Derek Keir},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={433},
  pages={146-148}
}
The rifting of continents and evolution of ocean basins is a fundamental component of plate tectonics, yet the process of continental break-up remains controversial. Plate driving forces have been estimated to be as much as an order of magnitude smaller than those required to rupture thick continental lithosphere. However, Buck has proposed that lithospheric heating by mantle upwelling and related magma production could promote lithospheric rupture at much lower stresses. Such models of… CONTINUE READING
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