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Plate tectonics

Metamorphic myth

Nature Geoscience volume 9, pages 910 (2016) | Download Citation

Clear evidence for subduction-induced metamorphism, and thus the operation of plate tectonics on the ancient Earth has been lacking. Theoretical calculations indicate that we may have been looking for something that cannot exist.

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  1. Jun Korenaga is in the Department of Geology and Geophysics, Yale University, PO Box 208109, Connecticut 06520-8109, USA.

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