Comment on "mantle flow drives the subsidence of oceanic plates"
journal contributionposted on 2013-08-30, 09:03 authored by Marcel B. Croon, John HillierJohn Hillier, John G. Sclater
Adam and Vidal (Reports, 2 April 2010, p. 83) reported sea-floor depth increasing as the square root of distance from the ridge along "mantle flow lines." However, their data actually support a depth-age relationship and "flattening" at older ages. We argue that no plausible physical mechanism supports their proposal that mantle flow drives subsidence.
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