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The Gutenberg Discontinuity: Melt at the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary
The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary (LAB) beneath ocean basins separates the upper thermal boundary layer of rigid, conductively cooling plates from the underlying ductile, convecting mantle.
A Global View of the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary
The lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary divides the rigid lid from the weaker mantle and is fundamental in plate tectonics. However, its depth and defining mechanism are not well known. We analyzed 15 years of global seismic data using P-to-S (Ps) ...
Water Solubility in Aluminous Orthopyroxene and the Origin of Earth's
Plate tectonics is based on the concept of rigid lithosphere plates sliding on a mechanically weak asthenosphere. Many models assume that the weakness of the asthenosphere is related to the presence of small amounts of hydrous melts. However, the ...
Layers Of The Earth: What Lies Beneath Earth's Crust
If we subdivide the Earth based on rheology, we see the lithosphere, asthenosphere, mesosphere, outer core, and inner core.

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