The Effects of Hydrothermal Circulation on Subduction Zone Temperatures

  • Troy Kummer, Glenn A. Spinelli
  • Published 2008

Abstract

Most thermal models of subduction zones assume no advection of heat by fluid flow because slow flow through underthrusting sediment, the décollement, and wedge likely transports only a minor amount of heat. We model coupled fluid and heat transport in a subduction zone and show that hydrothermal circulation in subducting basaltic basement rocks can greatly… (More)

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@inproceedings{Kummer2008TheEO, title={The Effects of Hydrothermal Circulation on Subduction Zone Temperatures}, author={Troy Kummer and Glenn A. Spinelli}, year={2008} }