Spring 2024: GEO-DEEP9300

Lithosphere and Asthenosphere:
Composition and Evolution


January 15-19, 2024

Instructors: More Information: Reading Material:
  • Afonso, J. C., M. Moorkamp, and J. Fullea (2016), Imaging the Lithosphere and Upper Mantle, in Integrated Imaging of the Earth, edited, pp. 191-218, John Wiley & Sons, Inc, doi:10.1002/9781118929063.ch10. [reprint]
  • Cathles, L. W., A. Fjeldskar, A. Lenardic, B. Romanowicz, J. Seales, and M. Richards (2023), Influence of the asthenosphere on earth dynamics and evolution, Scientific Reports, 13(1), 13367, doi:10.1038/s41598-023-39973-y. [reprint]
  • Cawood, P. A., P. Chowdhury, J. A. Mulder, C. J. Hawkesworth, F. A. Capitanio, P. M. Gunawardana, and O. Nebel (2022), Secular Evolution of Continents and the Earth System, Reviews of Geophysics, 60(4), e2022RG000789, doi:https://doi.org/10.1029/2022RG000789. [reprint]
  • Cooper, C. M., M. S. Miller, and L. Moresi (2017), The structural evolution of the deep continental lithosphere, Tectonophysics, 695, 100-121, doi:10.1016/j.tecto.2016.12.004. [reprint]
  • Kawakatsu, H., and H. Utada (2017), Seismic and Electrical Signatures of the Lithosphere– Asthenosphere System of the Normal Oceanic Mantle, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 45(1), 139-167, doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-063016-020319. [reprint]
  • Levin, V. S., S. Lebedev, J. Fullea, Y. Li, and X. Chen (2023), Defining Continental Lithosphere as a Layer With Abundant Frozen-In Structures That Scatter Seismic Waves, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 128(7), e2022JB026309, doi:https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JB026309. [reprint]
  • Parmentier, E. M. (2015), 7.08 - The Dynamics and Convective Evolution of the Upper Mantle A2 - Schubert, Gerald, in Treatise on Geophysics (Second Edition), edited, pp. 319-337, Elsevier, Oxford, doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-53802-4.00131-7. [reprint]
  • Rychert, C.A., N. Harmon, S. Constable, and S. Wang (2020), The Nature of the Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Boundary, Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125(10), e2018JB016463, doi:10.1029/2018JB016463. [reprint]
  • Watts, A. B., S. J. Zhong, and J. Hunter (2013), The Behavior of the Lithosphere on Seismic to Geologic Timescales, Annu. Rev. Earth Planet. Sci., 41(1), 443-468, doi:10.1146/annurev-earth-042711-105457. [reprint]
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