Three-dimensional thermal structure of the Chinese continental crust and upper mantle

@inproceedings{Meijian2007ThreedimensionalTS,
  title={Three-dimensional thermal structure of the Chinese continental crust and upper mantle},
  author={An Meijian and Shi Yaolin},
  year={2007}
}
We invert S-wave velocities for the 3D upper-mantle temperatures, in which the position with a temperature crossing the 1300°C adiabat is corresponding to the top of the seismic low velocity zone. The temperatures down to the depth of 80 km are then calculated by solving steady-state thermal conduction equation with the constraints of the inverted upper-mantle temperatures and the surface temperatures, and then surface heat flows are calculated from the crustal temperatures. The misfit between… CONTINUE READING

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