Frontiers in Earth Sciences

Subduction Zone Geodynamics

Editors: Lallemand, Serge, Funiciello, Francesca (Eds.)

  • Covers most recent developments in subduction zone dynamics

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Subduction is a major process that plays a first-order role in the dynamics of the Earth. The sinking of cold lithosphere into the mantle is thought by many authors to be the most important source of energy for plates driving forces. It also deeply modifies the thermal and  chemical structure of the mantle, producing arc volcanism and is responsible for the release of most of the seismic energy on Earth. There has been considerable achievements done during the past decades regarding the complex interactions between the various processes acting in subduction zones. This volume contains a collection of contributions that were presented in June 2007 in Montpellier (France) during a conference that gave a state of the art panorama and discussed the perspectives about "Subduction Zone Geodynamics". The papers included in this special volume offer a unique multidisciplinary picture of the recent research on subduction zones geodynamics. They are organized into five main topics: 
Subduction zone geodynamics, Seismic tomography and anisotropy, Great subduction zone earthquakes, Seismogenic zone characterization,  Continental and ridge subduction processes.
Each of the 13 papers collected in the present volume is primarily concerned with one of these topics. However, it is important to highlight that papers always treat more than one topic so that all are related lighting on different aspects of the complex and fascinating subduction zones geodynamics.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • A Review of the Role of Subduction Dynamics for Regional and Global Plate Motions

    Becker, Thorsten W. (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • Subduction with Variations in Slab Buoyancy: Models and Application to the Banda and Apennine Systems

    Royden, Leigh H. (et al.)

    Pages 35-45

  • Continental Collision and the STEP-wise Evolution of Convergent Plate Boundaries: From Structure to Dynamics

    Wortel, Rinus (et al.)

    Pages 47-59

  • Seismic Anisotropy of Subduction Zone Minerals–Contribution of Hydrous Phases

    Mainprice, David (et al.)

    Pages 63-84

  • Local Earthquake Tomography in the Southern Tyrrhenian Region of Italy: Geophysical and Petrological Inferences on the Subducting Lithosphere

    Caló, Marco (et al.)

    Pages 85-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Subduction Zone Geodynamics
Editors
  • Serge Lallemand
  • Francesca Funiciello
Series Title
Frontiers in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-87974-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-87974-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-87971-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09973-1
Series ISSN
1863-4621
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 275
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