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Geochemical processing in a three-dimensional regional spherical shell model of mantle convection

Huang, Jinshui; Davies, Geoffrey

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Abstact: A three-dimensional, regional spherical model of processing of oceanic crust, through subduction, stirring, and remelting, confirms the main results from previous two-dimensional models and from threedimensional models with low Rayleigh number and only depth-dependent viscosity. The new model features high Rayleigh number, strongly temperature-dependent viscosity, a set of realistic surface plates, and oceanic crust simulated by passive tracers. It confirms that the processing...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/19674
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1029/2007GC001625

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