The sources of lithospheric tectonic stresses

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Authors:Fleitout, Luce
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Lab. Geol.-ENS, Paris, France
Univ. Durham, United Kingdom
Univ. Liverpool, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Tectonic stress in the lithosphere
Volume Authors:Whitmarsh, R. B., editor; Bott, M. H. P.; Fairhead, J. D.; Kusznir, N. J.
Source:Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, 337(1645), p.73-81; A Royal Society discussion meeting ; Tectonic stress in the lithosphere, London, United Kingdom, Apr. 10-11, 1991, edited by R. B. Whitmarsh, M. H. P. Bott, J. D. Fairhead and N. J. Kusznir. Publisher: Royal Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0080-4614
Publication Date:1991
Note:In English. With discussion. 13 refs.; illus. incl. sects.
Summary:Various sources for the stress field (including plate-boundary forces balanced by viscous drag beneath plates, intralithospheric density heterogeneities, and those in the convective mantle) are discussed. No vertical (relief) stress seems to be associated with lower-mantle mass anomalies, and this is compatible with a two- layer convective mantle where the lower-mantle mass anomalies, decoupled from the lithosphere, are unable to induce tectonic stress. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Anomalies; Equations; Lithosphere; Mechanics; Mechanism; Plate tectonics; Stress
Abstract Numbers:92M/2328
Record ID:1992003414
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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