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lithospheric

(ˌlɪθəˈsfɛrɪk)
adj
(Physical Geography) of or relating to the lithosphere
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Gradients in silicic magma chambers: implications for lithospheric magmatism.
In (Alinia et al., 2017), studies of the dynamics of lithospheric plates in eastern Ontario and western Quebec (Canada) during period 2008-2012 are presented.
A continental collision between the Indian and Eurasian plates took place about 45-50 Ma ago (Middle Eocene), resulting in deformation within Tibet, and as a result, lithospheric shortening and thickening occurred [1].
Therefore, quartz diorite might be formed in the post-collision extension environment after the collision of Lhasa block and Qiangtang block; lower crust delamination caused uplifting of asthenosphere material, which further caused partial melting of lithospheric mantle and let basic melt mix with the acid melt.
Pakistan is located on the western face of Indo-Pakistan sub-continental plate, the northwestern edge of Indian lithospheric plate, southern part of Afghan craton, and the northern part of Arabian oceanic sub-ducting plate (Zaigha metal., 2000).
"Unlike Earth's Great Rift Valley in East Africa, Mercury's Great Valley is not caused by the pulling apart of lithospheric plates due to plate tectonics; it is the result of the global contraction of a shrinking one-plate planet," lead author Thomas Watters from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., said in a (http://news.agu.org/press-release/great-valley-found-on-mercury/) statement .
Review of lithospheric diamonds and their mineral inclusions.
(2013): Age distribution of lamproites along the Socovos Fault (southern Spain) and lithospheric scale tearing.
(1981) Gradients in silicic magma chambers: implications for lithospheric magmatism.
The crustal magnetic field (or lithospheric field) generated by the remanent magnetization and the induced magnetization in the crust and upper mantle is an important part of the geomagnetic field.