Self-Consistent Generation of Tectonic Plates in Time- Dependent, Three-Dimensional Mantle Convection Simulations, Part 2: Strain Weakening and Asthenosphere

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In a previous paper (“Part 1”) it was shown that a combination of temperature-dependent viscosity and visco-plastic yielding is sufficient to give rudimentary plate tectonic-like behavior in three-dimensional models of mantle convection. Here, the calculations are extended to include two complexities which have been suggested as important in localizing… (More)

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@inproceedings{Tackley2000SelfConsistentGO, title={Self-Consistent Generation of Tectonic Plates in Time- Dependent, Three-Dimensional Mantle Convection Simulations, Part 2: Strain Weakening and Asthenosphere}, author={Paul J. Tackley}, year={2000} }