Rifting in Eastern Africa: Geodetic Data Deciphers Spreading Forces Book

abstract

  • The driving forces of the East African Rift System are deciphered by modeling GPS and seismic data of present-day rifting. The models show that density variations within the lithosphere, causing gravitational potential energy (GPE) gradients are driving the current plate spreading in East Africa.

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publication date

  • October 7, 2014