AB5_Lab04_AmandaHeik - causing the heat to be lost a lot faster than it does toward the center where the younger lithosphere is 3 The older the

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1. a) The quantity [z/(√4kt)] increases as depth increases. b) The quantity [z/(√4kt)] increases with age (at a constant depth). 2. Older lithosphere is cooler than the younger lithosphere because the older lithosphere is spreading away toward the edges where the thermal gradient has higher curvature
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Unformatted text preview: causing the heat to be lost a lot faster than it does toward the center where the younger lithosphere is. 3. The older the lithosphere the thicker it is. 4. The farther it is away from the ridge axis the thicker the lithosphere will be....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOL 103 taught by Professor Stewart during the Fall '07 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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