Trench-parallel anisotropy produced by serpentine deformation in the hydrated mantle wedge

@article{Katayama2009TrenchparallelAP,
  title={Trench-parallel anisotropy produced by serpentine deformation in the hydrated mantle wedge},
  author={Ikuo Katayama and Ken-ichi Hirauchi and Katsuyoshi Michibayashi and Jun-ichi Ando},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2009},
  volume={461},
  pages={1114-1117}
}
Seismic anisotropy is a powerful tool for detecting the geometry and style of deformation in the Earth’s interior, as it primarily reflects the deformation-induced preferred orientation of anisotropic crystals. Although seismic anisotropy in the upper mantle is generally attributed to the crystal-preferred orientation of olivine, the strong trench-parallel anisotropy (delay time of one to two seconds) observed in several subduction systems is difficult to explain in terms of olivine anisotropy… CONTINUE READING
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