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  • Thermal structure of oceanic transform faults 

    Behn, Mark D.; Boettcher, Margaret S.; Hirth, Greg (Geological Society of America, 2007-04)
    We use three-dimensional finite element simulations to investigate the temperature structure beneath oceanic transform faults. We show that using a rheology that incorporates brittle weakening of the lithosphere generates ...
  • Thermal-mechanical behavior of oceanic transform faults : implications for the spatial distribution of seismicity 

    Roland, Emily C.; Behn, Mark D.; Hirth, Greg (American Geophysical Union, 2010-07-01)
    To investigate the spatial distribution of earthquakes along oceanic transform faults, we utilize a 3-D finite element model to calculate the mantle flow field and temperature structure associated with a ridge-transform-ridge ...