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Authors: Harabaglia, P.*
Mongelli, F.*
Zito, G.*
Title: Geothermics of the Apenninic subduction
Issue Date: Oct-1997
Series/Report no.: 40/5
Keywords: Apennine chain
Abstract: The subduction of the Adriatic microplate is analysed from a geothermal point of view. In particular four main geodynamic units are distinguished: foreland, foredeep and slab, accretionary prism, and back-arc basin. Each of them is examined from a geothermal point of view and the related open question are discussed. The most relevant results are the determination of the undisturbed geothermal gradient in the aquifer of the foreland; the discovery of a « hot » accretionary prism; and a new model of instantaneous extension of the back-arc basins. The main conclusion is that geothermal data are consistent with a westward dipping subduction that migrated eastward producing a sequence of several episodes at the surface.
Appears in Collections:04.07.06. Subduction related processes
Annals of Geophysics

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