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Comparison of observed and predicted divergence and vorticity of the Earth surface. The observed divergence and vorticity are obtained from plate tectonic model of Gordon and Jurdy[1986] and the predicted divergence and vorticity are obtained by convection model with continental regions having 60 times higher viscosity than oceainc regions. Contour intervals: 1.e-8 rad/yr.

The viscosity structure of the Earth. Reference viscosity is 1.6e21 Pa s.