The thermal structure of the lithosphere from shear wave velocities

@inproceedings{Priestley2006TheTS,
  title={The thermal structure of the lithosphere from shear wave velocities},
  author={Keith F. Priestley and Dan Mckenzie},
  year={2006}
}
The low shear wave velocities Vs observed beneath spreading ridges and in the low velocity zone beneath plates are commonly attributed to the presence of melt. But geochemical observations suggest that the amount of melt present in those parts of the mantle that are melting is about 0.1%, which is too small to produce a major decrease in Vs. Furthermore laboratory measurements of Vs at seismic frequencies, 1–10 Hz, show that Vs is more strongly affected by temperature than by the presence of a… CONTINUE READING
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