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Plate tectonics from crust to core

Compositional signatures of subducted crust in the deep-mantle sources of ocean island volcanoes in the Atlantic Ocean but not the Pacific reveal that plate motions on Earth’s surface influence the characteristics of Earth’s deepest interior.

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Fig. 1: Distribution of volcanism with respect to seismic structures in the deep mantle.

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Carlson, R.W. Plate tectonics from crust to core. Nat. Geosci. 13, 461–462 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-020-0605-2

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