Subduction Top to Bottom 2
Guest editors: Gray E. Bebout, David W. Scholl, Robert J. Stern, Laura M. Wallace, and Philippe Agard
From top-to-bottom, many geological, geophysical, petrologic/geochemical, and theoretical advancements have been made toward understanding subduction zone processes and dynamics. There could be huge value in increasing the number of novel collaborative combinations of the disparate techniques aimed at the same subduction-related processes. This themed issue, a follow-up to the Bebout et al.’s Subduction: Top to Bottom (American Geophysical Union, Geophysical Monograph v. 96), aims to provide assessments of recent advancements and the most promising future directions for subduction zone research, in part synthesizing our current understanding of subduction-related hazards (volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis).
Interested in submitting to this themed issue? Read the call for papers here.
Contributions are listed under science categories for the themed issue.
Subduction zone science categories
What goes in (seafloor lithosphere and sediment, seamounts and aseismic ridges)
- Hydrothermal circulation and the thermal structure of shallow subduction zones
Harris et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 1425-1444, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01498.1
- Lithologic control of frictional strength variations in subduction zone sediment inputs
Ikari et al.
2017, v. 14, p. 604-625, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01546.1
- Sedimentary inputs to the Nankai subduction zone: The importance of dispersed ash
Scudder et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 1451-1467, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01558.1
- Clay-mineral assemblages across the Nankai-Shikoku subduction system, offshore Japan: A synthesis of results from the NanTroSEIZE project
Underwood and Guo
2018, v. 14, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01626.1
Forces driving subduction—thermal and geodynamic modeling
Getting started (subduction initiation)
Geodynamic implications of crustal lithologies from the southeast Mariana forearc
Reagan et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 1-22, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01536.1
Outer rise (slab bending, deep hydration of slabs)
- Depth-varying structural characters in the rupture zone of the 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake
Kodaira et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 1408-1424, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01489.1
- Structure of oceanic crust and serpentinization at subduction trenches
Grevemeyer et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 395-418, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01537.1
Shallow forearc dynamics (initial dewatering and diagenesis, fluids, accretion, erosion)
- The role of protothrusts in frontal accretion and accommodation of plate convergence, Hikurangi subduction margin, New Zealand
Barnes et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 440-468, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01552.1
- Pleistocene vertical motions of the Costa Rican outer forearc from subducting topography and a migrating fracture zone triple junction
Edwards et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 510-534, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01577.1
Deformation processes and physical conditions on the subduction interface (from the seismogenic zone to the source of episodic slow slip and tremor)
- Strain partitioning and interplate coupling along the northern margin of the Philippine Sea plate, estimated from Global Navigation Satellite System and Global Positioning System-Acoustic data
Nishimura et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 535-551, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01529.1
- Fluid properties and dynamics along the seismogenic plate interface
Raimbourg et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 469–491, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01504.1
- Learning from crustal deformation associated with the M9 2011 Tohoku-oki earthquake
Wang et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 552-571, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01531.1
- Laboratory measurements quantifying elastic properties of accretionary wedge sediments: Implications for slip to the trench during the 2011
Mw9.0 Tohoku-Oki earthquake
Jeppson et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 1411-1424, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01630.1
- Subduction zone megathrust earthquakes
Bilek and Lay
2018, v. 14, p. 1468-1500, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01608.1
Upper plate faulting and vertical deformation processes over varying time scales
Relating the long-term and short-term vertical deformation across a transect of the forearc in the central Mexican subduction zone
Ramírez-Herrera et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 419-439, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01446.1
Into the pressure cooker (metamorphism, fluid-rock interactions, records of deep underplating and exhumation, nature of the deep subduction interface)
Rb-Sr and in situ 40Ar/39Ar dating of exhumation-related shearing and fluid-induced recrystallization in the Sesia zone (Western Alps, Italy)
Halama et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 1425-1450, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01521.1
Forearc to subarc mantle wedge and sub-slab mantle
- Evaluating geodynamic models for sub-slab anisotropy: Effects of olivine fabric type
Lynner et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 247-259, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01395.1
- Causes and consequences of flat-slab subduction in southern Peru
Bishop et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 1392-1407, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01440.1
Subduction zone magmatism (models for evolution, petrology, geochemistry, and isotopes; evolution of batholiths)
- Modeling chemical geodynamics of subduction zones using the Arc Basalt Simulator version 5
2017, v. 13, p. 992-1025, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01468.1
- Geochemistry and geochronology of Grenada and Union islands, Lesser Antilles: The case for mixing between two magma series generated from distinct sources
White et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 1359-1391, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01414.1
- Pb and Hf isotope evidence for mantle enrichment processes and melt interactions in the lower crust and lithospheric mantle in Miocene orogenic volcanic rocks from Monte Arcuentu (Sardinia, Italy)
Kempton et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 926-950, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01584.1
Explosive volcanic hazards
- Evaluating relative tephra fall hazard and risk in the Asia-Pacific region
Jenkins et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 492–509, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01549.1
- Anticipating future Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) 7 eruptions and their chilling impacts
Newhall et al.
2018, v. 14, p. 572–603, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01513.1
Geochemical and seismological expressions of deep subducted slabs
- Constraints on fluids in subduction zones from electromagnetic data
Pommier and Evans
2017, v. 13, 1026-1041, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01473.1
- Subduction-transition zone interaction: A review
Goes et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 644-664, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01476.1
- The deforming Nazca slab in the mantle transition zone and lower mantle: Constraints from teleseismic tomography on the deeply subducted slab between 6°S and 32°S
Scire et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 665-680, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01436.1
Backarc basins, cross chains, and fold-and-thrust belts
Subduction zones and their hydrocarbon systems
Hessler and Sharman
2018, v. 14, p. 2044–2067, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01656.1
Crust formation at convergent margins (ocean-ocean and ocean-continent)
- There were no large volumes of felsic continental crust in the early Earth
2017, v. 13, p. 235-246, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01395.1
- Zircon age peaks: Production or preservation of continental crust?
Condie et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 227-234, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01361.1
Convergent margin education and outreach
- A new animation of subduction zone processes developed for the undergraduate and community college audience
Stern et al.
2017, v. 13, p. 628-643, https://doi.org/10.1130/GES01360.1