How does prior tectonic
activity impact on
subsequent tectonic activity?





What localises intraplate
deformation?





Does the crust know to
organise its thermal structure?

One way is through the changes in the thermal property structure of the crust induced by tectonic processes.




At least in part, the thermal structure of the lithosphere (which is, to a signficant extent, controlled by its thermal property structure of the crust).



Intraplate tectonics selectively "works over" weak zones,thereby inducing long-term changes in the thermal structure of the crust.