Discussion on the Special Lithosphere Type in Eastern China
Earth Sciences
Volume 5, Issue 1, February 2016, Pages: 1-12
Received: Dec. 29, 2015; Accepted: Jan. 13, 2016; Published: Jan. 31, 2016
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Wan Tianfeng, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Zhao Qingle, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Lu Haifeng, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Wang Qianqian, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
Sun Changbin, School of Earth Sciences and Resources, China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China
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Abstract
In this paper, the authors proposed that there is a special type of thin lithosphere, with continental crust (about 35 km thick) and oceanic mantle (about 40 km thick) in eastern China. The characteristics of eastern China lithosphere is so special, it is different to most of continental lithosphere of globe. To detail research the characteristics and evolution of eastern Asian lithosphere is important, which will be helpful to develop the theory of global plate tectonics. This paper will expound the thickness change, tectonic characteristics and transformation period of lithosphere type, and to discuss its mechanism.
Keywords
Lithosphere Type Transformation, Continental Crust and Oceanic Mantle Type, Counterclockwise Rotation of Continental Crust, Mechanism
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Wan Tianfeng, Zhao Qingle, Lu Haifeng, Wang Qianqian, Sun Changbin, Discussion on the Special Lithosphere Type in Eastern China, Earth Sciences. Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, pp. 1-12. doi: 10.11648/j.earth.20160501.11
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