upper mantle

NOUN
  1. the upper part of the mantle
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  • It is also possible that upper mantle mafic plumes acted as a heat source for, and made some contribution to, the melting of more felsic rocks in the lower crust.
  • An alternative explanation of such uplifts involves the effects of density changes in minerals in the upper mantle.
  • An alternative explanation of such uplifts involves the effects of density changes in minerals in the upper mantle.
  • Either the lunar crust and upper mantle have been strong enough to support these loads elastically, or the mascon loads have been decaying through viscous deformation of the lunar interior since their formation.
  • He shows that a slab of the oceanic lithosphere beneath the west coast of America is sinking, almost without check, through the Earth's upper mantle and down into the lower mantle.
  • C peridotite and dunite the upper mantle is composed of ultramafic rock called peridotite which is mostly olivines and pyroxenes. Earth Robot | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles
  • It is clear nevertheless that transforms are sites where deep-seated rocks, such as serpentinized peridotite (derived from the upper mantle), are relatively common.
  • An alternative explanation of such uplifts involves the effects of density changes in minerals in the upper mantle.
  • The ore-forming materials are mainly originated from the upper mantle, could not be provided by mobilization during albitization of diorite and surrounding sedimentary rocks of Trissic age.
  • The URSEIS seismic profile images the 2D crustal profile from the surface outcrop of the Dzhabyk batholith to the upper mantle.
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