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Melting during late-stage rifting in Afar is hot and deep.

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Investigations of a variety of continental rifts and margins worldwide have revealed that a considerable volume of melt can intrude into the crust during continental breakup, modifying its composition and thermal structure. However, it is unclear whether the cause of voluminous melt production at volcanic rifts is primarily increased mantle temperature or plate thinning. Also disputed is the extent to which plate stretching or thinning is uniform or varies with depth with the entire continent...

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10.1038/nature12292

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
499
Issue:
7456
Pages:
70-73
Publication date:
2013-07-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:1f6d735c-f0af-463c-97f8-9dfef3cab372
Source identifiers:
415711
Local pid:
pubs:415711
Language:
English

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