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Laboratory measurements of the viscous anisotropy of olivine aggregates.

Abstract:

A marked anisotropy in viscosity develops in Earth's mantle as deformation strongly aligns the crystallographic axes of the individual grains that comprise the rocks. On the basis of geodynamic simulations, processes significantly affected by viscous anisotropy include post-glacial rebound, foundering of lithosphere and melt production above subduction zones. However, an estimate of the magnitude of viscous anisotropy based on the results of deformation experiments on single crystals differs ...

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10.1038/nature11671

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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
492
Issue:
7429
Pages:
415-418
Publication date:
2012-12-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:f7b4ea83-d9c0-416c-9021-251e731d50e3
Source identifiers:
410218
Local pid:
pubs:410218
Language:
English

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