continental crust

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continental crust

n
(Geological Science) geology that part of the earth's crust that underlies the continents and continental shelves
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Petroleum Recovery Research Center (PRRC), Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL),
They are often associated with the global lithospheric plate tectonics: the highly raised massive parts of the continental lithosphere under the influence of a large number of forces acting on a rotating sphere surface, tend to occupy such a space position, which provides the greatest stability (equilibrium) of the Earth as a planet [2].
The Pilbara Craton, one of the oldest parts the continental lithosphere was joined to the Deccan Plateau of India through the Indo- Australian tectonic plate.
Eleven papers from an October 2007 conference examine the origin of oceanic basins and processes that contribute to horizontal extension of the continental lithosphere.
In this study, the international research team - called Hi-CLIMB (Himalayan-Tibetan Continental Lithosphere during Mountain Building) - was able to create new in-depth images of the Earth's structure beneath the Himalayas.
specifically within the 200 kilometers of the continental lithosphere.
IRIS has three major programs: the Global Seismic Network (GSN), the Program for Array Seismic Studies of the Continental Lithosphere (PASSCAL), and the Data Management System (DMS).
The USArray component of the EarthScope experiment is a continental-scale seismic observatory designed to provide a foundation for integrated studies of continental lithosphere and deep Earth structure over a wide range of scales.
San Jeronimo fault (Maya and Gonzalez, 1995) separates the Quebradagrande Complex of the western continental lithosphere in Colombia.
Estimates of the effective elastic thickness of the continental lithosphere from Bouguer and Free Air gravity anomalies, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, No.
Imaging, Mapping and Modelling Continental Lithosphere Extension and Breakup
Likewise, until recently, the interrelationship between the buoyant, continental lithosphere and the mantle had been ignored, except in a few older papers.

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