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The effects of compositional and rheological stratifications on small-scale convection under the oceans: implications for the thickness of the oceanic lithosphere and seafloor flattening

Author
Afonso, J. C.; Zlotnik, S.; Fernández, M.
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Geophysical research letters
Date of publication
2008-10
Volume
35
Number
20
First page
L20308-1
Last page
L20308-5
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1029/2008GL035419 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/83460 Open in new window
URL
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2008GL035419/full Open in new window
Abstract
Pressure-release melting at mid-ocean ridges generate compositional and rheological layering in the oceanic mantle that may control the evolution of the oceanic lithosphere. We use dynamic models coupled with melting and petrological models to explore 1) the influence of this layering on the development of small-scale convection under the oceans, 2) its role in determining the thickness of oceanic lithosphere, and 3) its feasibility as responsible for the deviations of seafloor and surface heat ...
Citation
Afonso, J. C., Zlotnik, S., Fernández, M. The effects of compositional and rheological stratifications on small-scale convection under the oceans: implications for the thickness of the oceanic lithosphere and seafloor flattening. "Geophysical research letters", Octubre 2008, vol. 35, núm. 20, p. L20308-1-L20308-5.
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LACÀN - Numerical Methods for Applied Sciences and Engineering

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