GLG490/598C: Subduction Zones

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Zhao, D., A. Hasegawa, and H. Kanamori, Deep structure of Japan subduction zone as derived from local, regional, and teleseismic events, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 22,313-22,329, 1994. [PDF]


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Dragert, H., K. Wang, and T.S. James, A silent slip event on the deeper Cascadia subduction interface. Science, 292, 1525-1528, 2001. [PDF] [Perspective]

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Rogers, G., and H. Dragert, Episodic tremor and slip on the Cascadia subduction zone: The chatter of silent slip, Science, 300, 1941-1943, 2003. [PDF] [Perspective] [Enhanced]


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Tibi, R., D.A. Wiens, and H. Inoue, Remote triggering of deep earthquakes in the 2002 Tonga sequences, Nature, 424, 921-925, 2003. [PDF - 444Kb] [News & Views]


Widiyantoro, S., B.L.N. Kennett, and R.D. van der Hilst, Seismic tomography with P and S data reveals lateral variations in the rigidity of deep slabs, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 173, 91-100, 1999. [PDF]

Zhao, D.P., Y.B. Xu, D.A. Wiens, L. Dorman, J. Hildebrand, and S. Webb, Depth extent of the Lau back-arc spreading center and its relation to subduction processes, Science, 278, 254-257, 1997. [PDF]


Roth, E.G., D.A. Wiens, and D.P. Zhao, An empirical relationship between seismic attenuation and velocity anomalies in the upper mantle, Geophys. Res. Lett., 27, 601-604, 2000. [PDF]

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Bina, C.R., Patterns of deep seismicity reflect buoyancy stresses due to phase transitions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 24, 3301-3304, 1997. [PDF]


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Abers, G.A., Plank, T. & Hacker, B.R., 2003. The wet Nicaraguan slab. Geophys. Res. Lett., 30, art. no.-1098. [PDF]

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Wiens, D.A., and G.P. Smith, Seismological constraints on structure and flow patterns within the mantle wedge, The Subduction Factory, AGU Monograph, in press, 2003. [PDF]


Russo, R.M., and P.G. Silver, Trench-parallel flow beneath the Nazca plate from seismic anisotropy, Science, 263, pp 1105-1111, 1994. [PDF]

Fischer, K.M., Fouch, M.J., Wiens, D.A. & Boettcher, M.S., Anisotropy and flow in Pacific subduction zone back-arcs. Pure and Applied Geophysics, 151, pp 463-475, 1998. [PDF]

Smith, G.P., D.A. Wiens, K.M. Fischer, L.M. Dorman, S.C. Webb, and J.A. Hildebrand, A complex pattern of mantle flow in the Lau backarc, Science, 292, pp 713-716, 2001. [PDF]


Turner, S., and C. Hawkesworth, Constraints on flux rates and mantle dynamics beneath island arcs from Tonga-Kermadec lava geochemistry, Nature, 389, pp 568-573, 1997. [PDF]


Turner, S., P. Evans, and C. Hawkesworth, Ultrafast source-to-surface movement of melt at island arcs from 226Ra-230Th systematics, Science, 292, pp 1363-1366, 2001. [PDF]

Hall, P.S., and C. Kincaid, Diapiric flow at subduction zones: A recipe for rapid transport, Science, v. 292, 2472-2475, 2001. [PDF]


King, S.D., Subduction zones: Observations and geodynamical models, Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 127, pp 9-24, 2001. [PDF]


Kincaid, C. and I.S. Sacks, Thermal and dynamical evolution of the upper mantle in subduction zones, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(B6), pp. 12295-12315, 1997. [PDF]

Conder, J.A., D.A. Wiens, and J. Morris, On the decompression melting structure at volcanic arcs and back-arc spreading centers, Geophysical Research Letters, 29, No. 15, 10.1029/2002GL015390, 2002. [PDF]

Billen, M.I., and M. Gurnis, Comparison of dynamic flow models for the Central Aleutian and Tonga-Kermadec subduction zones, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 4, No. 4, 10.1029/2001GC000295, 2003. [PDF]

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Hall, C.E., M. Gurnis, M. Sdrolias, L.L. Lavier, and R.D. Muller, Catastrophic initiation of subduction following forced convergence across fracture zones, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 212, 15-30, 2003.  [PDF]

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