The transport of water in subduction zones

  title={The transport of water in subduction zones},
  author={Yong‐Fei Zheng and Renxu Chen and Zheng Xu and Shao‐Bing Zhang},
  journal={Science China Earth Sciences},
The transport of water from subducting crust into the mantle is mainly dictated by the stability of hydrous minerals in subduction zones. The thermal structure of subduction zones is a key to dehydration of the subducting crust at different depths. Oceanic subduction zones show a large variation in the geotherm, but seismicity and arc volcanism are only prominent in cold subduction zones where geothermal gradients are low. In contrast, continental subduction zones have low geothermal gradients… 
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