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Title: Determination of subducting lithosphere bending and stress distributions from the curvature of Wadati-Benioff zone seismicity
Author: Theodoridou, Sophia
ISNI:       0000 0001 3516 7933
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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The discovery of double and triple seismic planes at subduction intermediate depths has attracted the interest of the scientific community but the exact cause for this earthquake layering remains elusive. In order to investigate the origins of the observed seismic planes the work described in this thesis examines the effects of slab bending and unbending at intermediate depths along with the input of thermal stresses, the basalt transition into eclogite and slab pull, on the stress distributions of a modelled slab.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral