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Comment on "mantle flow drives the subsidence of oceanic plates"

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posted on 30.08.2013, 09:03 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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CROON, 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.

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© American Association for the Advancement of Science

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2011

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This 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

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0036-8075

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1095-9203

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