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Subduction Dynamics: From Mantle Flow to Mega Disasters


Series: Geophysical Monograph Series Volume: 211

By: Gabriele Morra (Author)

American Geophysical Union

Hardback | Dec 2015 | #220728 | ISBN-13: 9781118888858
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For decades, subduction dynamics has been actively studied through seismology, mineral physics, and laboratory and numerical experiments. There have been exciting advances in our understanding of subduction zones brought forth by observations in laboratory measurements and improved computational methods.

It is increasingly recognized that the dynamics of subducted slabs is much more than just an academic study with an aim of producing a better understanding of global and regional tectonics as well as Earth evolution. Understanding the dynamics of the shallow subducting slab is critical to a better understanding of the primary societally relevant natural hazards emerging from our planetary interior, the megathrust earthquakes and consequent tsunamis. The primary goal of Subduction Dynamics is to offer an innovative holistic examination of subduction processes to help predict mega-disasters. In fact the topics addressed vary between the regional and global scale slab dynamics down to the consequent megathrust earthquakes along arcs, geochemical signatures, mantle and wedge flow, role of rheology of the slab interiors, given the location of the meeting, stagnant slabs in East Asia and their relation to tectonics and hazard.


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