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Table 3 Parameters used to estimate τ y,cr and τy,cr′ for Earth as in Solomatov ( 2004a ,b)

From: Towards scaling laws for subduction initiation on terrestrial planets: constraints from two-dimensional steady-state convection simulations

α 3×10−5
κ 10−6 m2 s −1
δ lid 100 km
k 3 W m −1 K −1
E 430 kJ mol 1
d approximately 500 km
g 10 m s −2
ρ 3,300 kg m −3
T 0 300 K
T i 1,700 K
l hor 100 km