**Development of anisotropic contiguity in deforming partially molten aggregates : 2. Implications for the lithosphere‐asthenosphere boundary.** / Hier-Majumder, Saswata; Drombosky, Tyler.

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**Development of anisotropic contiguity in deforming partially molten aggregates : 2. Implications for the lithosphere‐asthenosphere boundary.** / Hier-Majumder, Saswata; Drombosky, Tyler.

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Hier-Majumder, S & Drombosky, T 2015, 'Development of anisotropic contiguity in deforming partially molten aggregates: 2. Implications for the lithosphere‐asthenosphere boundary', *Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth*, vol. 120, no. 2, pp. 764–777. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011454

Hier-Majumder, S., & Drombosky, T. (2015). Development of anisotropic contiguity in deforming partially molten aggregates: 2. Implications for the lithosphere‐asthenosphere boundary. *Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth*, *120*(2), 764–777. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011454

Hier-Majumder S, Drombosky T. Development of anisotropic contiguity in deforming partially molten aggregates: 2. Implications for the lithosphere‐asthenosphere boundary. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth. 2015 Mar 17;120(2):764–777. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014JB011454

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