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Influence of the subducting plate velocity on the geometry of the slab and migration of the subduction hinge

Schellart, Wouter


Geological observations indicate that along two active continental margins (East Asia and Mediterranean) major phases of overriding plate extension, resulting from subduction hinge-retreat, occurred synchronously with a reduction in subducting plate velocity. In this paper, results of fluid dynamical experiments are presented to test the influence of the velocity of the subducting plate on the hinge-migration velocity and on the geometry of the slab. Results show that hinge-retreat decreases...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2004.12.019


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