Definition of Moho in English:



    • ‘We suggest that primitive magmas ascending from the mantle are normally trapped in magma chamber complexes situated at or near the Moho.’
    • ‘Upon migration, it is evident that they are truncated by subhorizontal reflectivity at c.43 km depth, such that they do not continue across the Moho.’
    • ‘If magmas are extracted from the magma chamber complexes around the Moho, subsequent magmas will not be trapped, and primitive magmas will be able to rise directly to the surface.’
    • ‘These uplift-subsidence cycles may have been caused by episodic plume-related magmatic injection near the Moho and associated fluctuations in dynamic support.’
    • ‘The lower crust beneath the Dzhabyk batholith is only weakly reflective and the Moho is not imaged.’