Ionian Slab

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Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 01 August 2010
Geology (2010) 38 (8): 691–694.
... results from a plume or from lateral mantle flow from underneath Africa through a slab window across a lithospheric step. Here I propose that Mount Etna and the Iblean volcanics are related to decompression melting of upper mantle material that is flowing around the southern Ionian slab edge...
Journal Article
Journal: Geology
Published: 27 January 2023
Geology (2023) 51 (3): 227–232.
... segmentation and breakoff. We show that low-velocity anomalies within the Ionian slab present in along-dip seismic tomography profiles are traces of past damaging events generated by water penetration into the oceanic lithosphere when it was at the trench. We propose that the stepwise evolution of the central...