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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CitationCROON, M.B., HILLIER, J.K. and SCLATER, J.G., 2011. Comment on "mantle flow drives the subsidence of oceanic plates". Science, 331 (6020), p. 1011.
Publisher© American Association for the Advancement of Science
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NotesThis article was published in the journal, Science [© American Association for the Advancement of Science] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1193587