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Rheology of the lithosphere: selected topics.

Reviews of Geophysics

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Abstract

Reviews recent results concerning the rheology of the lithosphere with special attention to the following topics: 1) the flexure of the oceanic lithosphere, 2) deformation of the continental lithosphere resulting from vertical surface loads and forces applied at plate margins, 3) the rheological stratification of the continents, 4) strain localization and shear zone development, and 5) strain-induced crystallographic preferred orientations and anisotropies in body-wave velocities. We conclude with a section citing the 1983-1986 rock mechanics literature by category.-Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Rheology of the lithosphere: selected topics.
Series title:
Reviews of Geophysics
Volume
25
Issue:
6
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1219
Last page:
1244
Number of Pages:
26