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Lithosphere

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A lithosphere is the rigid, outermost shell of a terrestrial-type planet or natural satellite that is ... The thickness of the lithosphere is considered to be the depth to the isotherm associated wi...

Lithosphere - Earth, Crust, Upper, and Rigid - JRank Articles

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The lithosphere extends from the surface of Earth to a depth of about 44-62 mi ( 70-100 km). This relatively cool and rigid section of Earth is believed to "float" on  ...

lithosphere - National Geographic Society

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May 20, 2015 ... The depth of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB) is a hot topic among geologists and rheologists. These scientists study the upper ...

Plate Tectonics

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The lithosphere is composed of the crust, and some of the upper mantle. ... km thick, and includes continental crust which varies from 5 to 70 km in thickness.

10(h) Structure of the Earth - Physical Geography

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The mantle which surrounds the core and has a thickness of 2900 kilometers. ... The lithosphere is a layer that includes the crust and the upper most portion of ...

How Thick is the Lithosphere ? - Nature

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A rapid decrease in shear velocity in the suboceanic mantle is used to infer the thickness of the lithosphere. It is proposed that new and highly precise group ...

The effects of lithospheric thickness and density structure on Earth ...

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Summary. Lithospheric density and thickness variations are important contributors to the state of stress of the plates. The relationship between the lithosphere′s ...

Global strength and elastic thickness of the lithosphere - ScienceDirect

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The strength and effective elastic thickness (Te) of the lithosphere control its response to tectonic and surface processes. Here, we present the first global s.

Thermal structure, thickness and composition of continental ...

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If the lithospheric mantle heat production is higher than our preferred values, the ... Thermal structure;; Thickness of lithosphere;; Composition of lithosphere; ...

The thickness and heat production of Archean lithosphere ...

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M. Bertka, and Bjorn O. Mysen. The thickness and heat production of Archean lithosphere: constraints from xenolith thermobarometry and surface heat flow.

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The lithosphere extends from the surface of Earth to a depth of about 44–62 mi ( 70–100 km). This relatively cool and rigid section of Earth is believed to "float" on  ...

Lithosphere Thickness Variations - SOEST

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Lithosphere Thickness Variations. The Conrad and Lithgow-Bertelloni [2006] model for lithosphere thickness characterizes lateral variations in lithosphere ...

How thick is the lithosphere? | Reference.com

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The lithosphere, or the solid, outer part of Earth, is about 44 to 62 miles thick. It is 3958 miles to the center of the Earth. Flowing rocks and molten minerals are a ...