Cooling of the Oceanic Lithosphere and Ocean Floor Topography

David T. Sandwell, University of California San Diego

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This 16-page PDF from David Sandwell tackles the lithospheric cooling problem. The author uses math, maps and the fourier approach to explain heat conduction, mantle convection, thermal boundary layers and the subduction process.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Regional Structural/Tectonic Activity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Plate Tectonics, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geophysics, Structural Geology