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Phanerozoic marine inundation of continents driven by dynamic topography above subducting slabs

Gurnis, Michael (1993) Phanerozoic marine inundation of continents driven by dynamic topography above subducting slabs. Nature, 364 (6438). pp. 589-593. ISSN 0028-0836. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130503-150002507

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Abstract

A spherical model of mantle flow constrained by the locations of trenches can be used to predict the dynamic topography of the Earth's surface, and hence the marine inundation of continents. For past periods of high sea level, the predicted geographical pattern of flooding correlates well with the geological record. The high spatial correlation may result from increased plate velocities at these times, leading to increased rates of subduction, subsidence and inundation at convergent margins.


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Additional Information:© 1993 Nature Publishing Group. Received 16 November; accepted 9 June 1993. I thank M. Richards for his dynamic response function software, H. Pollack for his spherical analysis software, and B. Hager, H. Pollack, R. Van der Voo and B. Wilkinson for comments. L. Ruff suggested the overlap statistic. This research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and the Petroleum Research Fund.
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Official Citation:Phanerozoic marine inundation of continents driven by dynamic topography above subducting slabs 589 Michael Gurnis doi:10.1038/364589a0
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