lithospheric


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lithospheric

(ˌlɪθəˈsfɛrɪk)
adj
(Physical Geography) of or relating to the lithosphere
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For continents, A comparison of available tectonic force to inherent lithospheric strength indicates that magmatic intrusion is required to weaken plates sufficiently for rifting.
Such conditions are only present 130 - 300 km deep down in the lithospheric mantle of the Earth, under stable continental plates.
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.
Recent lithospheric studies covering the area of Central Europe based primarily on complex analysis and interpretation of the geological, geochemical, structural and geophysical data, including the unified maps of the CR and wider surroundings (Austria, Poland),
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.
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.
1996) and Schofield and D'Lemos (2000) attributed the heat source that generated Silurian-Devonian granites to the introduction of asthenospheric mantle following either lithospheric delamination of collision-thickened subcontinental lithosphere (e.
Several studies have addressed the estimate of lithospheric strength to explain these characteristics (Van Wees et al.
Cawood, "Metallogeny of accretionary orogens--the connection between lithospheric processes and metal endowment," Ore Geology Reviews, vol.
Cratons, mobile belts, alkaline rocks and continental lithospheric mantle: The Pan-African testimony.