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By Renata Dmowska

The significantly acclaimed serialized assessment magazine for over 50 years, Advances in Geophysics is a hugely revered book within the box of geophysics. due to the fact that 1952, each one quantity has been eagerly awaited, often consulted, and praised via researchers and reviewers alike. Now in its 56th quantity, it comprises a lot fabric nonetheless correct today--truly a necessary ebook for researchers in all fields of geophysics.

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Apennines, Carpathians). , 2010; Christova & Nikolova, 1993; El Gabry, Panza, Badawy, & Korrat, 2013; Selvaggi & Chiarabba, 1995) and with very scarce seismic activity (deformation) in the horizontal part of the plate. The two-related thrust belts follow respectively the geological and geophysical characters of the east and west Pacific subduction zones discussed in this chapter, regardless age and thickness variations of the subducting lithosphere. , 2010). This behavior cannot be explained in terms of age of the subducting lithosphere and of slab pull as well documented, for example, in the Mediterranean by Brandmayr, Marson, Romanelli, and Panza (2011) and El Gabry et al.

After Doglioni et al. (2009). decollement layer, which may vary along strike and move through lateral ramps into stratigraphic layers that have lower friction. The areas of the accretionary wedges in the hanging wall of W-directed subduction zones Polarized Plate Tectonics 37 Figure 26 The subduction zones perturb or deviate the general “eastward” flow of the mantle relative to the lithosphere. W-directed slabs produce a corner flow, whereas the opposite slab could rather generate an upward suction flow from the underlying mantle (tectonic syringe).

Both margins show asymmetric free air gravity signatures 26 Carlo Doglioni and Giuliano Panza Figure 17 Average topography and free-air gravity profiles across subduction zones. Both data sets show distinct signatures that are function of the geographic polarity of the subductions. As an example the profile across the Pacific ocean shows low topography along the W-directed subduction zones of the western Pacific when compared to the eastern counterpart. Maxima and minima gravity anomalies are relatively more pronounced along the W-directed subduction zones and the negative gravity anomaly does not coincide with the lowest bathymetry along the trenches of the W-class.

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