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Slab sliding away

Does material that is subducted into Earth's interior at plate boundaries penetrate very far down? A model that links subsurface dynamics with the motion of the plates above provides a fresh approach to the question.

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Figure 1: Sink and retreat.

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King, S. Slab sliding away. Nature 451, 899–900 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/451899a

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