What is the lithosphere's temperature?

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Feb 20, 2016

Answer:

Geothermal gradient ( rate of change of temperature) varies from surface to the center. Average for lithosphere: Surface temperature 15 deg C at the top and about 1300 deg C at the bottom.

Explanation:

The thickness of lithosphere under sea is nearly 200 Km and this is nearly double of the layer under land. The increase-rate might be slower, under the sea.