One-dimensional model of shallow-mantle convection

@inproceedings{Schubert1972OnedimensionalMO,
  title={One-dimensional model of shallow-mantle convection},
  author={Gerald Schubert and Donald L. Turcotte},
  year={1972}
}
One of the models proposed for mantle convection is a counterflow in the asthenosphere to balance the motion of the lithospheric plates. An analysis of this hypothesis has been made, using a model in which the variables depend only on depth. Velocity and temperature profiles are coupled by a temperature- and depth-dependent viscosity. The velocity of the crustal plate and the actual viscosity function are the only inputs to the model. Pressure must increase with distance from the ridge for… CONTINUE READING

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