Record details

Title
    Tracing the influence of the Trans-European Suture Zone into the mantle transition zone
Author
    Babuška, Vladislav
    Gaždová, Renata
    Geissler, W.H.
    Jedlička, Petr
    Knapmeyer-Endrun, B.
    Kolínský, Petr
    Krüger, F.
    Legendre, C. P.
    Málek, Jiří
    Novotný, Oldřich
    Plomerová, Jaroslava
    Růžek, Bohuslav
Language
    anglicky
Publication type
    článek v odborném periodiku
Source title - serial
    Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Vol./nr.
    Roč. 363, FEB 1
Pages
    s. 73-87
Year
    2013
Notes
    Autoři celkem: 43
    Rozsah: 15 s.
Subject category
    East European Craton
    mantle transition zone
    Trans-European Suture Zone
Keyword
    Influence
    Mantle
    Suture
    Tracing
    Trans-European
    Transition
    Zone
Abstract (in english)
   Cratons with their thick lithospheric roots can influence the thermal structure, and thus the convective flow, in the surrounding mantle. As mantle temperatures are hard to measure directly, depth variations in the mantle transition zone (MTZ) discontinuities are often employed as a proxy. Here, we use a large new data set of P-receiver functions to map the 410 km and 660 km discontinuities beneath the western edge of the East European Craton and adjacent Phanerozoic Europe across the most fundamental lithospheric boundary in Europe, the Trans-European Suture Zone (TESZ). We observe significantly shorter travel times for conversions from both MTZ discontinuities within the craton, caused by the high velocities of the cratonic root.
Contributor
    AV ČR Brno, Ústav struktury minerálů a hornin
Contributor code
    AV ČR, ÚSMH
Source format
    U
Import date
    24. 10. 2014