Whole planet coupling between climate , mantle , and core : Implications for rocky planet evolution

  title={Whole planet coupling between climate , mantle , and core : Implications for rocky planet evolution},
  author={Bradford J. Foley and Peter E. Driscoll},
Earth’s climate, mantle, and core interact over geologic time scales. Climate influences whether plate tectonics can take place on a planet, with cool climates being favorable for plate tectonics because they enhance stresses in the lithosphere, suppress plate boundary annealing, and promote hydration and weakening of the lithosphere. Plate tectonics plays a vital role in the long-term carbon cycle, which helps to maintain a temperate climate. Plate tectonics provides long-term cooling of the… CONTINUE READING


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