lithospheric plate

Related to lithospheric plate: MohoroviCiC discontinuity, Convection current

lithospheric plate

An independently moving slab of the lithosphere.
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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].
Isostatic anomalies depict deviations from compensation, resulting from crust restructuring (density changes corresponding to short wavelength effects) and the lithospheric plate or upper mantle's elastic behaviour (deepest sources corresponding to long wavelength effects).
It is well known that the modern stressed state of the Baltic shield rocks is mainly formed by moving continental plates apart in the area of mid-oceanic rift zones of the Atlantic and Arctic oceans and by the African plate pressure on the Eurasian lithospheric plate.
For example, cracks in dinner plates are usually radial, and similarly, cracks in a continental lithospheric plate on a globe will follow great circles.
As a lithospheric plate passes over a hot spot, like a conveyor belt passing over a lit candle, the heat raises a chain of volcanoes.
Despite being slow to accept lithospheric plate motion, Russian geologists were among the world leaders of ocean drilling, especially in the first stage, from 1968 to 1980.
Zagros orogenic belt is placed in middle part of Alpine orogenic belt such that this Fold-Thrust belt is known to be as a consequent to collision of the Arabian lithospheric Plate and Iranian lithospheric Block (southern edge of Euroasia supercontinent) in the end of Cretaceous or in beginning of Paleocene [30,5,3,4].
The daily positions of both stations based on long/term observations and corrected for the motion of the Euro-Asian lithospheric plate enabled to determine the mean value of the baseline length L between these two stations.
These provinces are created neither by "normal" seafloor spreading, which occurs along the mid-ocean ridge system, nor by the subduction process, where one roughly 100-kilometer-thick lithospheric plate slides beneath another.
This crust then moves out of the formation zone through the process of seafloor spreading to become part of an oceanic lithospheric plate.