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  • Faccenna, Claudio; Becker, Thorsten W.; Lallemand, Serge; Steinberger, Bernard (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2012)
    We analyze the role of slab pull acting on the Pacific plate during its early Tertiary change in motion. Slab pull forces are estimated by integrating the negative buoyancy of a 700 km long slab along a revised subduction ...
  • Steinberger, Bernard; Torsvik, Trond Helge; Becker, Thorsten W. (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2012)
    It is generally believed that subduction of lithospheric slabs is a major contribution to thermal heterogeneity in Earth's entire mantle and provides a main driving force for mantle flow. Mantle structure can, on the one ...