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Why is the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary an Isotherm?

My understanding of the LAB is that it represents the point in the earth where the mantle undergoes a temperature activated mechanical change. The temperature of the boundary depends on the melting ...
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Movements of the tectonic plates - collison between Indian Plate & Eurasian Plate

I am a high school student, my question is about the collision between the Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. When this happens what happens to the area of the Asian continent. Does it increase or ...
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Which one is the correct concept of Continental Crust and Oceanic Crust?

I knew so far that, the classification of crust as SiAl-SiMa, vs. classification of crust as Continental-Oceanic; are completely different, as told in my school geography and university paleobiology ...
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The age of tectonic plates

There is information which says that East European Platform sticks out at the Baltic Sea and, therefore, we can see the ordovican layer in Estonia whereas ...
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Can volcanos cause isostatic depression

Isostatic depression is normally associated with glaciation, but can other geologic processes result in similar behavior of the lithosphere? Especially, can the weight of a volcano cause the ...
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Flexure of a viscous lithosphere - derivation

I have been trying to figure out solution for the fourth order differential equation of flexure for a viscous plate. The fourth order differential equation for a viscous plate is given as $$Dv*\...
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How has and how does the lithosphere affect climate change?

The climatic system can be divided into five main components: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, the lithosphere, the cryosphere and the biosphere. All these physical systems operate at different time ...