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Nato Science Series C:

Glacial Isostasy, Sea-Level and Mantle Rheology

Editors: Sabadini, Roberto, Lambeck, K., Boschi, E. (Eds.)

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by K. Lambeck, R. Sabadini and E. B08Chi Viscosity is one of the important material properties of the Earth, controlling tectonic and dynamic processes such as mantle convection, isostasy, and glacial rebound. Yet it remains a poorly resolved parameter and basic questions such as whether the planet's response to loading is linear or non-linear, or what are its depth and lateral variations remain uncertain. Part of the answer to such questions lies in laboratory observations of the rheology of terrestrial materials. But the extrapolation of such measurements from the laboratory environment to the geological environment is a hazardous and vexing undertaking, for neither the time scales nor the strain rates characterizing the geological processes can be reproduced in the laboratory. General rules for this extrapolation are that if deformation is observed in the laboratory at a particular temperature, deformation in geological environments will occur at a much reduced temperature, and that if at laboratory strain rates a particular deformation mechanism dominates over all others, the relative importance of possible mechanisms may be quite different at the geologically encountered strain rates. Hence experimental results are little more than guidelines as to how the Earth may respond to forces on long time scales.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

Table of contents (31 chapters)
  • Rheology of Mantle and Lithosphere Inferred from Post-Glacial Uplift in Fennoscandia

    Pages 1-19

    Fjeldskaar, W. (et al.)

  • Deep Continental Roots: The Effects of Lateral Variations of Viscosity on Post-Glacial Rebound

    Pages 21-32

    Gasperini, P. (et al.)

  • A model for Devensian and Flandrian glacial rebound and sea-level change in Scotland

    Pages 33-61

    Lambeck, Kurt

  • Radial Resolution in the Inference of Mantle Viscosity from Observations of Glacial Isostatic Adjustment

    Pages 63-78

    Mitrovica, J. X. (et al.)

  • Late Pleistocene and Holocene Sea-Level Change; Evidence for Lateral Mantle Viscosity Structure?

    Pages 79-94

    Nakada, M. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Glacial Isostasy, Sea-Level and Mantle Rheology
Editors
  • Roberto Sabadini
  • K. Lambeck
  • E. Boschi
Series Title
Nato Science Series C:
Series Volume
334
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3374-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3374-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1167-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5492-8
Series ISSN
1389-2185
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 708
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