Monday, April 11, 2011

Geology- Yo-Yo Subduction


There are still many details of subduction that have yet to 'surface'.  Most interesting is the question of how subduction can support a mountain range.  These people have found some interesting complexities.

"This simple movement of a plate going down is much more complicated and has an internal chaotic movement," says Rubatto. "This is yo-yo subduction."

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