Helmholtz Centre Potsdam
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences
Abstract (EDOC: 4664)
S and P receiver functions reveal indications of a low S velocity layer at 350–410 km depths beneath the Arabian plate. A similar layer was previously found beneath the Kaapvaal craton in southern Africa and Tunguska basin of the Siberian platform. We hypothesize, that the boundary at 350 km depth may separate dry mantle root of the Arabian plate from the underlying wet mantle layer. This boundary is not found beneath the Gulf of Aden, where the root is destroyed by sea-floor spreading.
(2003): Super-deep low-velocity layer beneath the Arabian plate. Geophysical Research Letters, 30, 7, 1415.