Metamorphism in subduction zones

  • Roger Mason


Subduction zones are associated with the greatest disturbances to the flow of heat from the interior of the Earth. They are also the sites of large departures from isostatic equilibrium in the lithosphere, particularly in the regions where oceanic plates bend to begin their descent into the Earth’s mantle.


Subduction Zone Mineral Assemblage Metamorphic Belt Accretionary Complex Basic Igneous Rock 
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© R. Mason 1990

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  • Roger Mason

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