Lehmann discontinuity as the base of an anisotropic layer beneath continents

James B. Gaherty, Thomas H. Jordan

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Abstract

Long-period surface-wave (R1, G1), body-wave (S, SS, SSS), and ScS-reverberation data have been inverted to obtain anisotropic structures along seismic corridors that sample Australia and the western Pacific. These models support the proposal that the Lehmann discontinuity beneath stable continents represents a transition from an anisotropic lithosphere to a more isotropic material in the lower part of the continental tectosphere.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1468-1471
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume268
Issue number5216
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes

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