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Dual mantle melt layers

The trace-element compositions of mantle-derived basalts suggest that the asthenosphere has two distinct melt layers, with unique chemical compositions and physical properties.

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Fig. 1: Dichotomy of the dual melt accumulation layers beneath thick versus thin lithosphere.


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Chin, E.J. Dual mantle melt layers. Nat. Geosci. 17, 372–373 (2024).

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