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Synonyms for lithosphere

the solid part of the earth consisting of the crust and outer mantle

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Tidal gravity anomalies as a tool to measure rheological properties of the continental lithosphere: Application to the South American Plate, Journal of South American Earth Sciences, 14,1-14.
This collection of monographs examines the creation, evolution, and characteristics of the lithosphere, the solid outer skin of the earth, as well as difficulties encountered in modeling the conditions in which they occurred.
Le phenomene de deshydratation qui accompagnent la subduction de la lithosphere oceanique relache des fluides dans le prisme mantelique susjacent et initie une suite d'evenements qui conduit i la generation de magmas qui forment des structures d'iles en arc.
This influence is very variable spatially and has its origin in an exceptionally thin lithosphere.
During Phases 1 and 2, divergent kinematic velocity boundary conditions initiate continental rifting followed by oceanic spreading and the self- consistent growth of rifted continental margins and oceanic lithosphere.
Despite the weight of the ice, the underlying layer, the lithosphere, hasn't sunk.
From Late Pliocene, when convergence change finish, Carnegie Ridge collision in the south of NW South America configuring the actual lithosphere geometry and the orogenic styles of the Northern Andes.
Tectonic plates, those large irregularly shaped slabs of solid rock that continuously shift from under our feet, are often referred to as "alive." Generally made from both oceanic and continental lithosphere, these plates continuously go to and forth, bumping into each other and forming the shape and topography of the lithosphere we have today.
NASA's Earth science program strives to understand the Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere, and biosphere as a single connected system.
This convection is presented as whole mantle or whole asthenosphere cells with hot material rising under the Earth's divergent plate boundaries and cooler material sinking at the convergent boundaries with the lithosphere dragged along by the horizontal flow of the asthenosphere (Figure 1).
According to the previous studies on the adakitic rock in the southern Tibetan region during Miocene, the partial melting of the thickened mafic crust is likely to be caused by the delamination of the lithosphere of the Lhasa terrane.
The Earth's lithosphere (formed by the crust and the upper part of the mantle) is broken up into a number of tectonic plates.
The study titled, "Multidisciplinary Constraints on the Abundance of Diamond and Eclogite in the Cratonic Lithosphere," was published June 19 in the ( journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems.
By looking at Maya impacts on climate, vegetation, hydrology, and lithosphere from 3,000 to 1,000 years ago, researchers propose that the Maya's advanced urban and rural infrastructure altered ecosystems within globally important tropical forests.