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Major research objectives

  1. Earthquake activity in the trench-outer rise
  2. Hydration of the incoming plate prior to subduction
  3. Water transfer with the oceanic lithosphere into the subduction zone
  4. Infiltration of water into the forearc mantle

A cartoon showing potential fluxes of water to be studied by the subproject is shown in Fig A5-1. The main working area of the A5 will shift in the proposed third phase of SFB574 from the incoming and subducting plate off Central America (Fig A5-2)- studied during second phase - to Central Chile, 34S to 36°30'S (Fig A5-3).

Fig. A5-2: Map showing the primary working area of the second phase off Nicaragua.

Fig. A5-3: Map showing the layout of the planned experiment for the third phase of the SFB

Therefore plan to extend profiles onto the marine forearc, as the geometry of a downgoing plate will facilitate sounding of a larger portion of the mantle by recording shots fired on the incoming plate and sampled with forearc stations - and vice versa.

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Kieler Wissenschaftler fühlen den 'Puls der Erde'

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Buch zum Sonderforschungsbereich über Naturkatastrophen am GEOMAR vorgestellt

Wie funktioniert die Recyclingmaschine der Erde?

Nach elf Jahren endet der Kieler Sonderforschungsbereich 574 zu Subduktionszonen

Final colloquium of SFB 574

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The Lübeck Retreat, May 23-25, 2012

Teilprojekt Öffentlichkeitsarbeit