Lithosphere

Known as: Continental lithosphere, Lithosphere of Earth, Sphere (disambiguation) 
A lithosphere (Ancient Greek: λίθος [lithos] for "rocky", and σφαίρα [sphaira] for "sphere") is the rigid, outermost shell of a terrestrial-type… (More)
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2012
2012
[1] Oceanic lithosphere undergoes permanent deformation during subduction once the stresses exceed the elastic limit. Departures… (More)
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2007
2007
"Lithosphere" is a mechanical concept implying strength and relative permanence. Unfortunately, the term has also been applied to… (More)
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2007
2007
Regions near Enceladus’ equator, Sarandib and Diyar Planitia, contain extensive sets of parallel ridges and troughs that may be… (More)
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2004
2004
Plate tectonics is expressed most simply in oceanic plates where a thermal boundary layer or blithosphereQ forms and thickens as… (More)
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2001
2001
The thermal thickness of Precambrian lithosphere is modeled and compared with estimates from seismic tomography and xenolith data… (More)
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1998
Highly Cited
1998
Global compilations of surface heat flow data from stable, Precambrian terrains show a statistically significant secular change… (More)
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1997
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1997
Plates are an integral part of the convection system in the fluid mantle, but plate boundaries are the product of brittle… (More)
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1997
Highly Cited
1997
The purpose of this paper is to put forward a new estimate, in the context of previous assessments, of the annual global mean… (More)
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1990
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1990
MOST volcanic rocks in modern island and continental arcs are probably derived from melting of the mantle wedge, induced by… (More)
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1975
1975
THE thermal model for oceanic lithosphere developed by McKenzie1 assumes that oceanic plates are slabs of constant thickness. The… (More)
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