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Mechanistic interpretation of rift valley formation.
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PMID:  17777585     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
The stress distribution on the lithospheric plate due to excess magma pressure is obtained from an exact solution of the three-dimensional theory of elasticity. The analysis indicates that rift valley formation and associated structural and geophysical characteristics can be suitably explained by dike-like intrusions of magma or igneous mush into the lithospheric plate.
H Koide; S Bhattacharji
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  189     ISSN:  0036-8075     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1975 Sep 
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Created Date:  2010-06-07     Completed Date:  2010-07-02     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  791-3     Citation Subset:  -    
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