Understanding how plate tectonics shape our Earth
Among Earth’s natural processes, few have shaped its continents like plate tectonics. Studying the movement of Earth’s crust is of vital importance to understanding processes affecting our daily lives. A key mechanism of plate tectonics is subduction – the process of one tectonic plate colliding with and moving underneath another. The EU-funded S-SIM project will test the hypothesis that sediment subduction can significantly affect short- and long-term mechanics involved in the subduction process such as earthquakes or continental drift. The findings produced could greatly benefit a number of scientific disciplines and form a basis for grasping how plate tectonics affect climate and everyday life.
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