Dynamics of the lithosphere and the intraplate stress field

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Authors:Wortel, M. J. R.; Remkes, M. J. N.; Govers, R.; Cloetingh, S. A. P. L.; Meijer, P. T.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Utrecht, Dep. Geophys., Utrecht, Netherlands
Univ. Durham, United Kingdom
Univ. Liverpool, United Kingdom
Free Univ., Netherlands
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.111-126; 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. 51 refs.; illus. incl. 2 tables, sect., sketch maps
Summary:As a basis for the calculation of the stress field in the lithosphere, plates are considered as principal units, and the interaction with the deeper mantle is parameterized in terms of forces or shear stresses acting along boundaries or bases of plates. The results are applied to the Pacific plate. A preference for shear stresses at the base of the oceanic lithosphere is shown to be resisting rather than driving plate motion, and other results are discussed. [R.K.H.]
Subjects:Equations; Lithosphere; Mechanics; Mechanism; Plate tectonics; Stress; Intraplate tectonics
Abstract Numbers:92M/2331
Record ID:1992003417
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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