Melt Evolution above a Spontaneously Retreating Subducting Slab in a Three-Dimensional Model

Abstract

Dehydration of the subducting slab favors the melting of the surrounding mantle. Water content and melt evolution atop a spontaneously retreating subducting slab are reported in a threedimensional (3-D) model. We find that fluids, including water and melts in the rocks, vary substantially along the trench, which cannot be found in two-dimensional (2-D… (More)

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