Figure 5, Sandiford, M, Paul, E., & Flottmann, T., 1998, Sedimentary thickness variations and deformation intensity during basin inversion in the Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Journal of Structural Geology, 20, 1721-1731.
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This applet illustrates geotherms (left) and heat production (right) as a function of depth for crustal heat production distributions that vary only in the mean depth of the heat production, and therefore simulates the effects of burial of a radiogenic crust beneath an accumulating sedimentary pile. The change in temperature at a given depth DT(z) is indicated by upper figure in the left panel, while the change in temperature of a material point such as the Moho that gets progressively buried is indicated by the lower figure.
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