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The Lithosphere

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Jocelyn Austin

on 24 October 2013

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The Lithosphere
What is the Lithosphere?
It is the rigid outermost shell of our rocky planet.
It is made up of the crust and a portion of the upper mantle.
It is broken up into tectonic plates.
The Oceanic Lithosphere
The Continental Lithosphere
The part of Earth's crust that underlies the continents and continental shelves
The hard upper mantle
Where the ocean is
These tectonic plates make underwater mountains
oceanic lithosphere: 2.9 grams per cubic centimeter
continental lithosphere: 2.7 grams per cubic centimeter
Oceanic lithosphere: 50-100 km thick
Continental lithosphere: 40-200 km thick
age of the oceanic lithosphere
age of continental lithosphere
What is the thickness of the oceanic lithosphere?
What is the density of the continental lithosphere?
What is the lithosphere made up of?
What is the thickness of the continental lithosphere?
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