Articles | Volume 9, issue 3
Research article
16 May 2018
Research article |  | 16 May 2018

Effects of upper mantle heterogeneities on the lithospheric stress field and dynamic topography

Anthony Osei Tutu, Bernhard Steinberger, Stephan V. Sobolev, Irina Rogozhina, and Anton A. Popov


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AR by Anthony Osei Tutu on behalf of the Authors (18 Mar 2018)  Author's response 
ED: Publish as is (27 Mar 2018) by Taras Gerya
ED: Publish as is (28 Mar 2018) by J. Huw Davies (Executive editor)
AR by Anthony Osei Tutu on behalf of the Authors (04 Apr 2018)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
The Earth's surface is characterized by numerous geological processes, formed throughout the Earth's history to present day. The interior (mantle), on which plates rest, undergoes convection motion, generating stresses in the lithosphere plate and also causing the plate motion. This study shows that shallow density heterogeneities in the upper 300 km have a limited influence on the modeled horizontal stress field as opposed to the resulting topography, giving the importance depth sampling.