Discussions of ODP Leg 205 and Drilling of Middle America Seismogenic Zone.

von Huene, Roland, Alvarado, Guillermo, Brown, K., Harris, R., Kinoshita, M., Suyehiro, K., McIntosh, Kirk, Morgan, Jason, Morris, J., Protti, Marino, Ranero, Cesar, Scholl, D. and Schwartz, S. (2003) Discussions of ODP Leg 205 and Drilling of Middle America Seismogenic Zone. Open Access Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union, 84 (10). DOI 10.1029/2003EO100004.

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Erosional convergent margins, where material is removed from the base of the upper plate and subducted on the lower plate, are fundamental features of the Circum Pacific. The erosional Middle America Trench convergent Pacific margin, remarkable for its broad diversity of dynamic environments, is a natural laboratory for studying convergent margin processes and seismogenesis. These environments include a shallow and deep trench axis, shallow-to-steep-dipping plate interfaces, abnormally hot-to-cold subducting plate temperatures, and a subducting plate with smooth morphology bordering basement ridges and seamounts. The subducting topography accelerates erosion and localizes seismicity.

Document Type: Article
Research affiliation: OceanRep > SFB 574
OceanRep > SFB 574 > A1
OceanRep > Geomar Research Center for Marine Geosciences
Refereed: No
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1029/2003EO100004
ISSN: 0096-3941
Projects: SFB574
Contribution Number:
SFB 57428
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 11:52
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 20:10
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/7402

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