The outer part of the Earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle. It is about 55 km (34 mi) thick beneath the oceans and up to about 200 km (124 mi) thick beneath the continents. The high velocity with which seismic waves propagate through the lithosphere suggests that it is completely solid.
Lithosphere is defined as the rock and crust surface that covers the Earth.
An example of lithosphere is the Rocky Mountain range in western North America.
The outer part of the earth, consisting of the crust and upper mantle, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) thick.
The solid, rocky part of the earth; earth's crust.
(geology) The rigid, mechanically strong, outer layer of the Earth; divided into twelve major plates.
Origin of lithosphere
From litho- +"Ž -sphere
Lithosphere Sentence Examples
The lithosphere is sometimes called Earth's skin, because it makes up its outer surface.
Together, the solid lithosphere and the liquid hydrosphere form the surface of the earth.
Surprisingly enough, the lithosphere is made up of only a few major tectonic plates.
The outer part of the Earth is called the lithosphere.