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A simple analytical approximation to the temperature structure in subduction zones

Abstract:

A simple model is employed to find scaling relations between key features of the temperature structure of subduction zones and subduction zone parameters. Flow in the wedge of mantle between the slab and the overriding plate is approximated by the corner flow of a Newtonian viscous fluid. The flow maintains an advective boundary layer on top of the slab that controls the temperature at the interface between the slab and the wedge. This temperature, the maximum temperature in the wedge above t...

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England, P More by this author
Wilkins, C More by this author
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL INTERNATIONAL
Volume:
159
Issue:
3
Pages:
1138-1154
Publication date:
2004-12-05
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EISSN:
1365-246X
ISSN:
0956-540X
URN:
uuid:8c10a457-4f68-4f5c-9b52-8857d2fc8f11
Source identifiers:
178210
Local pid:
pubs:178210

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