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Interaction of subducted slabs with the mantle transition-zone: A regime diagram from 2-D thermo-mechanical models with a mobile trench and an overriding plate

Garel, F.; Goes, Saskia; Davies, Rhodri; Davies, J; Kramer, Stephan C.; Wilson, Cian R.


Transition zone slab deformation influences Earth's thermal, chemical, and tectonic evolution. However, the mechanisms responsible for the wide range of imaged slab morphologies remain debated. Here we use 2-D thermo-mechanical models with a mobile trench, an overriding plate, a temperature and stress-dependent rheology, and a 10, 30, or 100-fold increase in lower mantle viscosity, to investigate the effect of initial subducting and overriding-plate ages on slab-transition zone interaction....[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. G3
DOI: 10.1002/2014GC005257


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