Constraining the tectonothermal evolution of subducted oceanic crust using thermodynamic phase equilibrium modeling
Subduction is one of the most important tectonic processes operating on Earth today as it controls major geological processes at convergent plate margins, such as arc magmatism, seismicity, and crustal growth, as well as long-term global geochemical recycling. As such, determining the mineralogical and petrophysical changes that occur during subduction of oceanic crust is key to understand the spatiotemporal evolution and relation between these processes. Previous studies have explored phase changes in mid-ocean ridge basalt (MORB) during subduction; however, most constraints have been derived ...
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