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Ripping and tearing the rolling-back New Hebrides slab

Lister, Gordon; White, Lloyd; Hart, Sam; Forster, Margaret

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The three-dimensional (3D) geometry of subducting lithospheric slabs has four-dimensional (4D) implications, i.e. in three dimensions plus time. To understand the implications of present 3D geometry, we need to consider what has gone before, what is happening now, and what will happen in the future. We illustrate this point by examining the 4D evolution of the New Hebrides slab, concluding that the Australian lithosphere tore as it began to subduct, and is still ripping in the present day....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/65534
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120099.2012.686454

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