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CONSTRAINTS ON EXTENSION OF CONTINENTAL LITHOSPHERE

Abstract:

The extension of the continental lithosphere is considered in terms of the deformation of a thin viscous sheet with a temperature-dependent rheology which is governed primarily by the strength of the upper mantle. The lithosphere is subjected either to a constant strain rate or to a strain rate decreasing with time, corresponding to the stretching of a region of fixed volume with a constant velocity boundary condition. The progress of the extension is influenced by the decrease in strength of...

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10.1029/JB088iB02p01145

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Journal:
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH
Volume:
88
Issue:
NB2
Pages:
1145-1152
Publication date:
1983-01-01
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ISSN:
0148-0227
Source identifiers:
177656
Language:
English
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pubs:177656
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2012-12-19

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