Huang, Jinshui; Davies, Geoffrey
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]
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