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  • Print publication year: 2011
  • Online publication date: October 2011

Foreword

Summary

Foreword

The lithosphere is one of the most fundamental elements in solid Earth science in general, and in plate tectonics, in particular. As a result, solid Earth scientists from different backgrounds have studied the Earth’s lithosphere intensively. In doing so, most studies have focused on particular areas and/or on the use of particular methodologies. Plate-tectonics, with its early breakthroughs in understanding first order patterns in sea-floor spreading controlling ocean floor bathymetry, age distribution, and horizontal motions, by its nature, has set the stage for a quantitative framework for the oceanic lithosphere.

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The Lithosphere
  • Online ISBN: 9780511975417
  • Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511975417
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