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Small-scale gravitational instabilities under the oceans: implications for the evolution of oceanic lithosphere and its expression in geophysical observables

Author
Zlotnik, S.; Afonso, J. C.; Diez, P.; Fernandez, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Philosophical magazine
Date of publication
2008-10
Volume
88
Number
28-29
First page
3197
Last page
3217
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1080/14786430802464248 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/8518 Open in new window
URL
http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/content~db=all~content=a906939048~frm=titlelink Open in new window
Abstract
Sublithospheric small-scale convection (SSC) is thought to be responsible for the flattening of the seafloor depth and surface heat flow observed in mature plates. Although the existence of SSC is generally accepted, its ability to effectively produce a constant lithospheric thickness (i.e. flattening of observables) is a matter of debate. Here we study the development and evolution of SSC with a 2D thermomechanical finite-element code. Emphasis is put on (i) the influence of various rheological...
Citation
Zlotnik, S. [et al.]. Small-scale gravitational instabilities under the oceans: implications for the evolution of oceanic lithosphere and its expression in geophysical observables. "Philosophical magazine", Octubre 2008, vol. 88, núm. 28-29, p. 3197-3217.
Keywords
lithosphere evolution, numerical methods, oceanic lithosphere, rheology, small scale convection
Group of research
LACÀN - Numerical Methods for Applied Sciences and Engineering

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