Definition of Lithosphere. Meaning of Lithosphere. Synonyms of Lithosphere
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Definition of Lithosphere
Lithosphere Lith"o*sphere, n. [Litho- + sphere.] (Phys. Geog.)
(a) The solid earth as distinguished from its fluid
envelopes, the hydrosphere and atmosphere.
(b) The outer part of the solid earth, the portion undergoing
change through the gradual transfer of material by
volcanic eruption, the circulation of underground water,
and the process of erosion and deposition. It is,
therefore, regarded as a third mobile envelope comparable
with the hydrosphere and atmosphere.
Meaning of Lithosphere from wikipedia
- A lithosphere
(Ancient Gr****: λίθος [lithos] for "rocky", and σφαίρα [sphaira] for "sphere") is the rigid, outermost
s**** of a terrestrial-type planet...
, and deformation. Convergent boundaries occur between
, oceanic-continental lithosphere
, and continental-continental...
and the movements
of a larger number
of smaller plates
of Earth's lithosphere
, since tectonic processes began
on Earth between
3.3 and 3.5 billion...
of one plate sliding beneath
or oceanic lithosphere
of another plate
due to the higher density
of the oceanic lithosphere
- It lies below
, at depths between approximately
80 and 200 km (50 and 120 miles) below
the surface. The lithosphere
in an ocean
basin. The production
of new seafloor
and oceanic lithosphere results
from mantle upwelling
separation. The melt...
- history. Earth science
encomp****es four main branches
of study, the lithosphere
, the hydrosphere, the atmosphere, and the biosphere, each of which
- The lithosphere
(referred to as the LAB by geophysicists) represents
a mechanical difference between layers
in Earth's inner
- oceanic lithosphere
on one plate
and oceanic lithosphere
on another, or between oceanic lithosphere
on one plate
and continental lithosphere
of Earth's crust
mantle, together referred
to as the lithosphere
. The plates
100 km (62 mi) thick
of two prin****l...
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