CRC 526 | Scientific Program

Rheology of the earth - from the crust to the subduction zone

The main topic - as stated in the title - is the rheology of the earth's lithosphere. The CRC tries to get a thorough understanding of the material properties, involved minerals and the expression of the rheology on the state of stress and deformation of the crust, and the mantle lithosphere. More details can be found in the project's summaries.

History of the CRC 526

The CRC 526 has a long history which started even earlier than the CRC itself.

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Results of previous phases of the CRC

Sketch of a subduction zone

The topic of the Collaborative Research Centre has been very successful. During the last phases many remarkable results have been obtained.

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