Upper Mantle Density Anomalies, Tectonic Stress in the Lithosphere, and Plate Boundary Forces

  1. Keiiti Aki and
  2. Renata Dmowska
  1. Martin H. P. Bott

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM076p0027

Relating Geophysical Structures and Processes: The Jeffreys Volume

Relating Geophysical Structures and Processes: The Jeffreys Volume

How to Cite

Bott, M. H. P. (1993) Upper Mantle Density Anomalies, Tectonic Stress in the Lithosphere, and Plate Boundary Forces, in Relating Geophysical Structures and Processes: The Jeffreys Volume (eds K. Aki and R. Dmowska), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM076p0027

Author Information

  1. Department of Geological Sciences, University Of Durham, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904672

Online ISBN: 9781118669129

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Keywords:

  • Earth sciences—Mathematical models;
  • Geophysics—Mathematical models

Summary

  • Introduction

  • Stresses Caused by Anomalous Densities

  • Sub-Lithospheric Loading – Hot Spot Example

  • Ridge Push

  • Subduction Pull

  • Collision Pull

  • Conclusions