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TOPSIDE TECTONICS Don L. Anderson
 

Summary: TOPSIDE TECTONICS
Don L. Anderson
Seismological Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125
TEL: 626.395.6901
FAX: 626.564.0715
E-mail: dla@gps.caltech.edu
21 February, 2001
Science
07/19/01
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TABLE 1: Convection and Plate Tectonics
Style of Convection Successful ? Problems
Isoviscous NO Many
Boussinesq NO Many
Constant properties NO Many
Pressure dependent properties YES
No phase changes NO Tomography, physics
Two dimensional NO Plate varticity

  

Source: Anderson, Don L. - Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology

 

Collections: Geosciences