|Spreading continents kick-started plate tectonics|In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
Geodynamics; Geophysics; Petrology; Tectonics; Marine
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- Rey, P.F.
- Coltice, N.
- Flament, F.
The slow gravitational collapse of early continents could have kick-started transient episodes of plate tectonics until, as the Earth’s interior cooled and oceanic lithosphere became heavier, plate tectonics became self-sustaining.