Ductile deformation of passive margins: A new mechanism for subduction initiation

  title={Ductile deformation of passive margins: A new mechanism for subduction initiation},
  author={Liran Goren and E. Aharonov and Genene Mulugeta and H. Koyi and Yossi Mart},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • Liran Goren, E. Aharonov, +2 authors Yossi Mart
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • [1] The onset of subduction at passive margins has been extensively investigated and debated. However, the force constellations and mechanisms that enable the development of a subduction system from a passive margin remain unclear. This study presents new insights into the conditions and processes by which lateral density differences between oceanic and continental lithospheres in passive margins may lead to initiation of a low-angle subduction system. The presented study consists of (1… CONTINUE READING
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