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Could the Réunion plume have thinned the Indian craton?

Paul, J and Ghosh, A (2022) Could the Réunion plume have thinned the Indian craton? In: Geology, 50 (5).

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Paul and Ghosh (2022) construct time-dependent forward mantle convection models from 65 Ma to the present day, in order to test whether the Réunion plume activity could have reduced the Indian craton thickness, with potential implications on the higher velocity of the Indian plate since 65 Ma. However, the details of the evidence and interpretation are imprecise, so this Comment (and the associated Reply) will provide some clarity on the theme of plume-induced lithosphere thinning beneath the Indian craton.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Geology
Publisher: Geological Society of America
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the Authors.
Keywords: Viscosity, Effects of temperature; Indian Craton; Indian plate; Lithosphere-asthenosphere boundary; Mantle convection; Mantle convection models; Mantle plume; Temperature dependent viscosity; Thermo-mechanical; Time dependent, Deformation, craton; deformation; erosion; Indian plate; mantle convection; mantle plume; thermomechanics; viscosity, Mascarene Islands; Reunion
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Centre for Earth Sciences
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2022 06:50
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2022 06:50
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/74311

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