Three-dimensional flow in the subslab mantle

  title={Three-dimensional flow in the subslab mantle},
  author={Karen Paczkowski and Laurent G. J. Mont and Maureen D. Long and Christopher J. Thissen},
  • Karen Paczkowski, Laurent G. J. Mont, +1 author Christopher J. Thissen
  • Published 2014
Three-dimensional models of mantle flow at subduction zones make it possible to explain the common occurrence of trench-parallel subslab seismic anisotropy. Subslab flow becomes inherently threedimensional when slab-driven flow interacts with a wide variety of ambient background mantle flow conditions. This interaction depends on slab geometries, mechanical coupling parameters, and lower mantle viscosities. Deflection of subslab mantle flow is a robust feature for all model parameters and… CONTINUE READING


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