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The effective elastic thickness of the lithosphere and the evolution of foreland basins

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The elastic thickness of the continental lithosphere is strongly 'bi-modal'. Foreland basins reflect this bi-modality with narrow, deep basins (e.g. Apennines) and wide, shallow ones (e.g. Ganges). The bi-modal distribution cannot be explained by thermal models which describe the relationship between elastic thickness and plate age in the oceans, suggesting the involvement of factors other than secular cooling. The high values (80-90 km) are consistent with present-day temperature gradients o...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Basin Research More from this journal
Volume:
4
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
169-178
Publication date:
1992-09-01
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EISSN:
1365-2117
ISSN:
0950-091X
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:169692
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uuid:f1f36d5a-c89b-4889-bec0-e63190595884
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pubs:169692
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169692
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2012-12-19

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