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Focused fluid transfer through the mantle above subduction zones

Pirard, Cassian; Hermann, Joerg


Volcanic arcs above subduction zones are enriched in volatiles and fluid-mobile elements with respect to mid-oceanic ridge basalts. There is general consensus that this particular subduction zone signature is generated by fluid-induced extraction of these elements from subducted oceanic crust and its sedimentary cover. However, how these fluids are transferred through the mantle wedge to the locus of partial melting and what modification the fluids will experience is unresolved. Here we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Geology
DOI: 10.1130/G37026.1


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