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...
of one plate sliding beneath
or oceanic lithosphere
of another plate
due to the higher density
of the oceanic lithosphere
- and the movements
of a larger number
of smaller plates
of the Earth's lithosphere
, since tectonic processes began
on Earth between
3.3 and 3.5 billion...
- The Lithosphere
a mechanical difference between layers
in Earth's inner
structure. Earth's inner structure
- is the state
of gravitational equilibrium between
) and mantle
such that the crust
"floats" at an elevation
of Earth's crust
mantle, together referred
to as the lithosphere
. The plates
100 km (62 mi) thick
of two prin****l...
- κράτος kratos
"strength") is an old and stable
part of the continental lithosphere
, which consists
of the Earth's two topmost
layers, the crust
that is not an active plate
margin. A p****ive margin forms
by sedimentation above
rift, now marked
by transitional lithosphere
- Effective elastic thickness
of the lithosphere
is the estimated thickness
of the elastic plate
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