Mountain roots and the survival of cratons

Jackson, J. A. (2005) Mountain roots and the survival of cratons. Astronomy & Geophysics, 46 (2). pp. 33-36. DOI 10.1111/j.1468-4004.2005.46233.x

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Abstract

In the last few years, evidence from the apparently unconnected fields of earthquake seismology, gravity, geochemistry, rock mechanics,mineralogy and petrology has come together to provide simple insights into the fundamental geological questions: why do the continents deform differently from the oceans, and why do the ancient interiors of the continents (the cratons)survive apparently intact and undeformed for so long?

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2005 AREP 2005 P IA48
Subjects: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Divisions: 02 - Geodynamics, Geophysics and Tectonics
Journal or Publication Title: Astronomy & Geophysics
Volume: 46
Page Range: pp. 33-36
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-4004.2005.46233.x
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2011 12:56
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 09:59
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/1698

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