News tagged with subduction zones

Understanding the forces that shape the Earth

Subduction is the process occurring where the Earth's tectonic plates meet - and one plate slides beneath the other, taking surface material to its interior. This process leads to a large variety of phenomena at the Earth's ...

dateSep 11, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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New 'embryonic' subduction zone found

(Phys.org) —A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America.

dateJun 17, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Studying ancient Earth's geochemistry

Researchers still have much to learn about the volcanism that shaped our planet's early history. New evidence from a team led by Carnegie's Frances Jenner demonstrates that some of the tectonic processes driving volcanic ...

dateJan 18, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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