Diffuse Oceanic Plate Boundaries: Strain Rates, Vertically Averaged Rheology, and Comparisons With Narrow Plate Boundaries and Stable Plate Interiors

  1. Mark A. Richards,
  2. Richard G. Gordon and
  3. Rob D. Van Der Hilst
  1. Richard G. Gordon

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM121p0143

The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

How to Cite

Gordon, R. G. (2000) Diffuse Oceanic Plate Boundaries: Strain Rates, Vertically Averaged Rheology, and Comparisons With Narrow Plate Boundaries and Stable Plate Interiors, in The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions (eds M. A. Richards, R. G. Gordon and R. D. Van Der Hilst), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM121p0143

Author Information

  1. Department of Geology and Geophysics, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909790

Online ISBN: 9781118668535

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Keywords:

  • Plate tectonics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Geometry of Diffuse Plate Boundaries

  • Strain Rates

  • Effective Viscosities

  • Across-Strike Widths of Diffuse Oceanic Plate Boundaries

  • Conclusions