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A model comparison study of large-scale mantle-lithosphere dynamics driven by subduction

OzBench, Mark; Regenauer-Lieb, Klaus; Stegman, D R; Morra, Gabriele; Farrington, Rebecca; Hale, Alina; May, D; Freeman, Justin; Bourgouin, Laurent; Muhlhaus, Hans; Moresi, Louis N


Modelling subduction involves solving the dynamic interaction between a rigid (solid yet deformable) plate and the fluid (easily deformable) mantle. Previous approaches neglected the solid-like behavior of the lithosphere by only considering a purely fluid description. However, over the past 5 years, a more self-consistent description of a mechanically differentiated subducting plate has emerged. The key feature in this mechanical description is incorporation of a strong core which provides...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors
DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2008.08.011


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