Lithospheric discontinuities / Huaiyu Yuan, Barbara Romanowicz, editors
- Geophysical monograph series ; 239
- Machine generated contents note: 1.On the Origin of the Upper Mantle Seismic Discontinuities / Jeffrey Park -- 2.The Evolution of the Oceanic Lithosphere: An Electromagnetic Perspective / Adam R. Sarafian -- 3.Lithospheric and Asthenospheric Structure Below Oceans from Anisotropic Tomography / Gael Burgos -- 4.Seismic Imaging of the Base of the Ocean Plates / Saikiran Tharimena -- 5.Electrical Discontinuities in the Continental Lithosphere Imaged with Magnetotellurics / Kate Selway -- 6.A Lithosphere---Asthenosphere Boundary---a Global Model Derived from Multimode Surface-Wave Tomography and Petrology / Tak Ho -- 7.Frayed Edges of Cratonic Mantle Keels: Thermal Diffusion Timescales and Their Predicted Imprint on Mantle-Velocity Structure / Claire Perry -- 8.Perspectives of the S-Receiver-Function Method to Image Upper Mantle Discontinuities / Xiaohui Yuan -- 9.Continental Lithospheric Layering Beneath Stable, Modified, and Destroyed Cratons from Seismic Daylight Imaging / Li-Yun Fu -- 10.Cratonic Lithosphere Discontinuities: Dynamics of Small-Volume Melting, Metacratonization, and a Possible Role for Brines / Sonja Aulbach.
- "Understanding the origin and evolution of the continental crust continues to challenge Earth scientists. Lithospheric Discontinuities offers a multidisciplinary review of fine scale layering within the continental lithosphere to aid the interpretation of geologic layers. Once Earth scientists can accurately decipher the history, internal dynamics, and evolution of the continental lithosphere, we will have a clearer understanding of how the crust formed, how plate tectonics began, and how our continents became habitable. Volume highlights [include]: theories and observations of the current state of tectonic boundaries and discontinuities; contributions on field observations, laboratory experiments, and geodynamic predictions from leading experts in the field; mantle fabrics in response to various mantle deformation processes; insights on fluid distribution using geophysical observations, and thermal and viscosity constraints from dynamic modeling; discontinuities associated with lithosphere and lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary; and an integrated study of the evolving physical and chemical processes associated with lithosphere asthenosphere interaction. Written for academic and research geoscientists, particularly in the field of tectonophysics, geophysicists, geodynamics, seismology, structural geology, environmental geology, and geoengineering, Lithospheric Discontinuities is a valuable resource that sheds light on the origin and evolution of plate interaction processes" -- Provided by publisher.
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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