GEO-Wednesday: Sinking into the Earth’s mantle
This month Valentina Magni, researcher at CEED, will give an overview of what we know about subduction and how we can study it.
Subduction zones are regions where a tectonic plate moves under another and sinks into the Earth’s mantle. Direct consequences of subduction are not only the presence of volcanoes and the occurrence of earthquakes, but also the formation of mountain belts, the movement of tectonic plates and the opening of new oceans. In other words, subduction, and more generally plate tectonics, is shaping our planet and knowing how it works is key to understand how the natural processes related to it work as well.
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