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as·then·o·sphere ( s-th n -sfîr ). n. A zone of the earth's mantle that lies beneath the lithosphere and consists of several hundred kilometers of deformable rock.

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Crust and Mantle vs. Lithosphere and Asthenosphere
asthenosphere, and mesosphere (we usually don't discuss this last layer) represent changes in the mechanical properties of the Earth.
d6 Lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere < plastic zone >
The terms lithosphere and asthenosphere stem from Joseph Barell's 1914-15 This zone of weakness is called the asthenosphere (Gk. asthenes, weak).
Global plume-fed asthenosphere flow—I: Motivation and model
What makes the lithosphere strong and the asthenosphere weak?
What is the depth of the lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary beneath continents ? How sharp is the lithosphere-asthenosphere velocity gradient?

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Earthquake: So, Whose Fault Is It?
Beneath the lithosphere is the asthenosphere, a relatively low-viscosity layer on which the lithosphere rides.

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Asthenosphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Asthenosphere: World of Earth Science
The asthenosphere is the layer of Earth that lies at a depth 60–150 mi (100–250 km) beneath Earth's surface. It was first named in 1914 by the British geologist J.
Earthquake Glossary - asthenosphere
Nov 3, 2009 The asthenosphere is the ductile part of the earth just below the lithosphere, including the lower The asthenosphere is about 180 km thick.
Earth's Crust, Lithosphere and Asthenosphere
May 21, 2008 These puzzle pieces move a little bit each year as they slide on top of a somewhat fluid part of the mantle called the asthenosphere.
Asthenosphere | Define Asthenosphere at

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