Subduction zones: Their diversity, mechanism and human impacts

  title={Subduction zones: Their diversity, mechanism and human impacts},
  author={Seiya Uyeda},
Subduction is not only the counterpart process to seafloor spreading in the plate tectonic regime, but is also the major driving mechanism of plate motions. Various features characteristic to subduction zones are reviewed from a geotectonic viewpoint, and their impacts on human soeciety are considered. The features of subduction zones are difficult to explain by a single model. The importance of recognizing the existence of two basic and contrasted modes in subduction, controlled by the… Expand
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