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Lithosphere THINning During Subduction Initiation

Project description

Landmark research for subduction initiation

When dense oceanic lithosphere founders and sinks beneath oceanic plates, subduction initiation occurs. It is one of the key but least understood processes of the solid Earth’s cycle. The EU-funded THIN project aims to examine the tectonic processes triggered by a nascent subduction zone to fully untangle the complex and still poorly understood process of subduction initiation. The proposed research will, for the first time, review the deformation in the mantle section of one of the best preserved and most complete ophiolites of the world. This will help reveal the mechanism(s) aiding lithosphere thinning during subduction initiation.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/seismology/plate tectonics

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 212 933,76