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A transdisciplinary and community-driven database to unravel subduction zone initiation

Crameri, Fabio; Magni, Valentina; Domeier, Mathew; Shephard, Grace; Chotalia, Kiran; Cooper, George; Eakin, Caroline; Grima, Antoniette Greta; Gürer, Derya; Király, Ágnes; Mulyukova, Elvira


Subduction zones are pivotal for the recycling of Earth's outer layer into its interior. However, the conditions under which new subduction zones initiate are enigmatic. Here, we constructed a transdisciplinary database featuring detailed analysis of more than a dozen documented subduction zone initiation events from the last hundred million years. Our initial findings reveal that horizontally forced subduction zone initiation is dominant over the last 100 Ma, and that most initiation events...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-17522-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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