Title: Reply
Author: Bjarnason, Ingi Þorleifur
Menke, William
Flóvenz, Ólafur G.
Date: 1994-09-10
Language: English
Scope: 17,915-17,917
University/Institute: Háskóli Íslands
University of Iceland
School: Verkfræði- og náttúruvísindasvið (HÍ)
School of Engineering and Natural Sciences (UI)
Department: Jarðvísindastofnun (HÍ)
Institute of Earth Sciences (UI)
Series: Journal of geophysical research;99(B9)
ISSN: 0148-0227
Subject: Jarðeðlisfræði; Jarðmöttull; Jarðskorpa; Jarðhiti

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The central question discussed by Gudmundsson [this issue] can be succinctly stated: "Is the temperature of the shallowest upper mantle of Iceland at the peridotite solidus" (nominally, 1200°C). The traditional view, as developed by numerous authors during the 1970s and early 1980s (reviewed by Palmason [1986]) and to which Gudmundsson ascribes, is that it is supersolidus and partially molten.


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