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Making the Earth move

Controversy exists over the roles of water and melt in the ductile layer of the mantle beneath Earth's surface plates. New data support models in which small amounts of melting occur in the uppermost part of this region. See Letter p.81

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Figure 1: A conceptual model of Earth's oceanic lithosphere and asthenosphere.

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Evans, R. Making the Earth move. Nature 509, 40–41 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/509040a

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