De fl ection of mantle fl ow beneath subducting slabs and the origin of subslab anisotropy

@inproceedings{Paczkowski2014DeFE,
  title={De fl ection of mantle fl ow beneath subducting slabs and the origin of subslab anisotropy},
  author={Karen Paczkowski and Christopher J. Thissen and Maureen D. Long and Laurent G. J. Mont{\'e}si},
  year={2014}
}
Global compilations of subslab shear wave splitting parameters show a mix of trench-parallel and trench-perpendicular fast directions that often directly contradict predictions from two-dimensional models of slab-entrained flow. Here we show that subslab anisotropy is consistent with three-dimensional geodynamic models that feature the interaction between… CONTINUE READING