lithosphere : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

why is the lithosphere considered stronger than the asthensphere?

-- William Pesante (ya', February 06, 2001


the lithosphere is considered the stronger of the two, because it maintains a relatively cool temperture; unlike the athenosphere which stays hot & near its melting point.

-- Joseph L. Cook (, February 06, 2001.

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