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The hydrangeas of plate tectonics

Nature Geoscience volume 2, pages 246247 (2009) | Download Citation

Volcanic rocks at island arcs can show characteristics of the subducting oceanic plate. The isotopic signature of rocks at the Izu-Bonin arc in the northwest Pacific suggest the presence of Indian-type rather than Pacific-type oceanic crust.

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