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Meaning of Asthenosphere from wikipedia
- The asthenosphere
(Ancient Gr****: ἀσθενός [asthenos] meaning
"without strength", and thus "weak", and σφαίρα [sphaira] meaning
"sphere") is the highly...
- is underlain
by the asthenosphere which
is the weaker, hotter, and deeper
part of the upper
mantle. The Lithosphere-Asthenosphere boundary
- The lithosphere–asthenosphere boundary
(referred to as the LAB by geophysicists) represents
a mechanical difference between layers
in Earth's inner
down. This releases water
into the hotter asthenosphere
, which leads
to partial melting
and volcanism. Both dehydration
- hydrosphere. It consists
of an outer silicate solid
crust, a highly viscous asthenosphere
mantle, a liquid outer
- the asthenosphere
more easily. In terms
of heat transfer, the lithosphere loses
heat by conduction, whereas
- as the result
of the rigid lithosphere sliding
down the hot, raised asthenosphere below
mid-ocean ridges. Although
it is called ridge
push, the term is...
- mantle, it has subsequently
to oceanic island
volcanoes, such as the...
- viscous asthenosphere
. The oceanic lithosphere
at an oceanic
back into the asthenosphere
of heat and a reduction
rock from the asthenosphere
the rift area, forming large flood
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