By R. D. Larter
Recycling of oceanic plate again into the Earth's inside at subduction zones is likely one of the key approaches in Earth evolution. Volcanic arcs, which shape above subduction zones, are the main obvious manifestations of plate tectonics, the convection mechanism wherein the Earth loses extra warmth. they're most likely additionally the most situation the place new continental crust is shaped, the so-called 'subduction factory'. approximately forty% of recent subduction zones on the earth are intra-oceanic. those subduction platforms are commonly easier than these at continental margins as they as a rule have a shorter heritage of subduction and their magmas aren't infected by way of historic sialic crust. they're for this reason the optimal destinations for reports of mantle tactics and magmatic addition to the crust in subduction zones.
This quantity includes a selection of papers that make the most the relative simplicity of intra-oceanic subduction platforms to supply insights into the tectonic, magmatic and hydrothermal techniques linked to subduction.
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Subject to alternative explanations. For example, an increase in the flux of sulfur dioxide gas might indicate the recent arrival at shallow depth of fresh, gas-charged magma, but the absence of such an increase does not preclude the same interpretation. This is because S02 is very soluble in water and can be effectively 'scrubbed' by groundwater (Doukas and Gerlach, 1995). Carbon dioxide is less soluble in water than S02, so an increase in CO 2 followed by an increase in S02 might be attributed to newly emplaced magma that released both CO 2 and S02 and eventually dried out a conduit to the surface, allowing S02 to escape.
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