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Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges attributed to oblique mantle divergence
VanderBeek, B.P.; Toomey, D.R.; Hooft, E.E.E.; Wilcock, W.S.D. (2016). Segmentation of mid-ocean ridges attributed to oblique mantle divergence. Nature Geoscience 9(8): 636-642. hdl.handle.net/10.1038/ngeo2745
In: Nature Geoscience. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 1752-0894, more
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    Marine

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  • VanderBeek, B.P.
  • Toomey, D.R.
  • Hooft, E.E.E.
  • Wilcock, W.S.D.

Abstract
    Mantle flow beneath mid-ocean ridges was thought to respond passively to plate motions. Analysis of seismic data from ridges reveals a skew between the directions of plate motion and mantle flow, implying mantle flow may stress the plates.

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