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Hf-Nd input flux in the Izu-Mariana subduction zone and recycling of subducted material in the mantel

Chauvel, Catherine; Marini, Jean-Christophe; Plank, Terry; Ludden, John. 2009 Hf-Nd input flux in the Izu-Mariana subduction zone and recycling of subducted material in the mantel. Geochemisty geophysics geosystems : G3, 10, Q01001. 52, pp. 10.1029/2008GC002101

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Abstract/Summary

In subduction zones, two major mass fluxes compete: the input flux of altered oceanic crust and sediments subducted into the mantle and the output flux of magma that forms the volcanic arc. While the composition and the amount of material erupted along volcanic arcs are relatively well known, the chemical and isotopic composition of the subducted material (altered oceanic crust and sediments) is poorly constrained and is an important factor in the mass balance calculation. ODP Leg 185 in the Western Pacific used systematic sampling of the altered basaltic basement and sediment pile and the creation of composite mixtures to quantify the total chemical flux subducted at the Izu-Mariana margin. Here, we report Hf and Nd isotopic compositions of materials recovered from this Leg. The Hf and Nd isotopic compositions of altered basalts from Hole 801C are indistinguishable from those of recent unaltered Pacific MORB suggesting that hydrothermal alteration had no effect on either isotopic systems. The complete Site 1149 sedimentary pile has a weighted average

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1029/2008GC002101
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > International Business Development
Additional Keywords: Mantle, Subduction zones
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 20 Nov 2008 11:56
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4906

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