Mantle-driven dynamic uplift of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau and its surface response: Toward a unified hypothesis

  title={Mantle-driven dynamic uplift of the Rocky Mountains and Colorado Plateau and its surface response: Toward a unified hypothesis},
  author={Karl E. Karlstrom and David Coblentz and Kenneth G. Dueker and William B. Ouimet and Eric Kirby and J. Wijk and Brandon Schmandt and Shari A. Kelley and Gregory D. Lazear and Laura J Crossey and Ryan S. Crow and Andres Aslan and Andrew L. Darling and Richard C. Aster and Jonathan MacCarthy and S. Hansen and Joshua C. Stachnik and Daniel Fritz Stockli and R. V. Garcia and M. Hoffman and Ryan McKeon and J. D. Feldman and Matthew T. Heizler and Magdalena S. Donahue},
The correspondence between seismic velocity anomalies in the crust and mantle and the differential incision of the continental-scale Colorado River system suggests that significant mantle-to-surface interactions can take place deep within continental interiors. The Colorado Rocky Mountain region exhibits low-seismic-velocity crust and mantle associated with atypically high (and rough) topography, steep normalized river segments, and areas of greatest differential river incision… 

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