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Steven M. Hansen, Ken G. Dueker, Josh C. Stachnik, Richard C. Aster and Karl E. Karlstrom A rootless rockies—Support and lithospheric structure of the Colorado Rocky Mountains inferred from CREST and TA seismic data Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14

Article first published online: 6 AUG 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/ggge.20143

Key Points

  • The Colorado Rocky Mountains are not supported by thickened crust
  • Low density crust and mantle from Cenozoic Volcanism supports the topography
  • S receiver functions and thermal modeling suggest thick modified lithosphere

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