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Table 1 Symbols and employed values for the model constants (revised from Kirby and Swain 2008)

From: Estimating the lithospheric flexure of a plate with non-uniform flexural rigidity: a quantitative modelling approach

Constant Symbol Value Units
Young’s modulus E 100 GPa
Newtonian
gravitational constant
\(\varsigma\) 6.67259 × 10–11 m3 kg–1 s–2
Poisson’s ratio \(\sigma\) 0.25  
Acceleration due to
gravity
g 9.80 m s–2
Mean Moho depth zm 40 km
Mean LAI depth zF 120 km
Crustal density ρc 2750 kg m–3
Mantle density ρm 3200 kg m–3
Compensation
Mantle density
ρF 3400 kg m–3