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  • Steinberger, Bernhard; Becker, Thorsten W. (Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
    The outermost layer of the solid Earth consists of relatively rigid plates whose horizontal motions are well described by the rules of plate tectonics. Yet, the thickness of these plates is poorly constrained, with different ...
  • 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 ...