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Olivine anisotropy suggests Gutenberg discontinuity is not the base of the lithosphere

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Tectonic plates are a key feature of Earth’s structure, and their behavior and dynamics are fun-damental drivers in a wide range of large-scale processes. The operation of plate tectonics in gen-eral depends intimately on the manner in which lithospheric plates couple to the convecting inte-rior. Current debate centers on whether the transition from rigid lithosphere to flowing astheno-sph ere relates to increases in temperature or to changes in composition such as the presence o...

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10.1073/pnas.1608269113

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
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Hansen, L
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NE/M000966/1
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Hansen, L
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NE/M000966/1
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Warren, J
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EAR-1255620
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences Publisher's website
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA Journal website
Volume:
113
Issue:
38
Pages:
10503–10506
Publication date:
2016-09-06
Acceptance date:
2016-07-27
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EISSN:
1091-6490
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641078
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2016-08-31

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