Constraints on lithospheric thermal structure for the Indian Ocean from depth and heat flow data

Tom Shoberg*, Carol A. Stein, Seth Stein

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Abstract

Models for the thermal evolution of oceanic lithosphere are primarily constrained by variations in seafloor depth and heat flow with age. These models have been largely based on data from the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean basins. We construct seafloor age relations for the Indian Ocean which we combine with bathymetric, sediment isopach and heat flow data to derive curves for depth and heat flow versus age. Comparison of these curves with predictions from three thermal models shows that they are better fit by the shallower depths and higher heat flow for the GDH1 model, which is characterized by a thinner and hotter lithosphere than previous models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1095-1098
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume20
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 7 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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