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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… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
The low shear wave velocities Vs observed beneath spreading ridges and in the low velocity zone beneath plates are commonly… Expand
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Highly Cited
2005
Highly Cited
2005
Recent studies of the focal depths of earthquakes in old continental lithosphere have shown that they are almost entirely… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
The thermal thickness of Precambrian lithosphere is modeled and compared with estimates from seismic tomography and xenolith data… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Preface Acknowledgments Notation 1. Historical development of the concept of isostasy 2. Isostasy and flexure of the lithosphere… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
Abstract This study uses information on composition, thermal state and petrological thickness to calculate the densities of… Expand
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Highly Cited
1998
Highly Cited
1998
Abstract Global compilations of surface heat flow data from stable, Precambrian terrains show a statistically significant secular… Expand
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Highly Cited
1992
Highly Cited
1992
To date, more than 7300 in situ stress orientations have been compiled as part of the World Stress Map project. Of these, over… Expand
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Highly Cited
1990
Highly Cited
1990
MOST volcanic rocks in modern island and continental arcs are probably derived from melting of the mantle wedge, induced by… Expand
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Highly Cited
1987
Highly Cited
1987
The occurrence of mechanically weak zones (σ1 − σ3 <10 MPa) at upper-, mid- and lower crustal depths, inferred from geological… Expand
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1983
Highly Cited
1983
Volcanic are basalts can usually be distinguished from basalts erupted in other settings by their selective enrichments in LIL… Expand
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