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Causes and consequences of the relation between area and age of the ocean floor.

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The distribution of area of the ocean floor with age, t, is approximately described by dA/dt=C0(1-(t/tm)), where C0 is the rate of crustal generation and tm the maximum age. A linear differential area versus age relation can be explained by a balance between generation and consumption where consumption is uniformly distributed with age. The present distribution of consumption with age was estimated from the isochron map used to derive the area-age relation and a recently published set of angu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of Geophysical Research More from this journal
Volume:
87
Issue:
B1
Pages:
289-302
Publication date:
1982-01-01
ISSN:
0148-0227
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:190565
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uuid:d62f88a4-96c2-404a-be14-dbdca0b4ee25
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pubs:190565
Source identifiers:
190565
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2012-12-19

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