Contrasting crustal production and rapid mantle transitions beneath back-arc ridges.

Abstract

The opening of back-arc basins behind subduction zones progresses from initial rifting near the volcanic arc to seafloor spreading. During this process, the spreading ridge and the volcanic arc separate and lavas erupted at the ridge are predicted to evolve away from being heavily subduction influenced (with high volatile contents derived from the… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature09690

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@article{Dunn2011ContrastingCP, title={Contrasting crustal production and rapid mantle transitions beneath back-arc ridges.}, author={Robert A. Dunn and Fernando Mart{\'i}nez}, journal={Nature}, year={2011}, volume={469 7329}, pages={198-202} }