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Arc volcanoes are wetter than previously thought, with scientific and economic implications

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Water is essentially the lubricant of plate tectonics. Water content is going to affect all sorts of different parameters involved in how tectonic plates move, says lead author Benjamin Urann, who was a doctoral student in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at the time of the study.
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Arc volcanoes are wetter than previously thought, with scientific and economic implications

This increased amount of water has broad implications for understanding how Earth's lower crust forms, how magma erupts through the crust, and how economically important mineral ore deposits form, according to a new article

1 month ago·United States
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Arc Volcanoes Are Wetter than Previously Thought, With Scientific and Economic Implications

This increased amount of water has broad implications for understanding how Earth’s lower crust forms, how magma erupts through the crust, and how economicall

1 month ago·Charlottesville, United States
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Arc volcanoes are wetter than previously thought, with scientific and economic implications

This increased amount of water has broad implications for understanding how Earth’s lower crust forms, how magma erupts through the crust, and how economically important mineral ore deposits form, according to a new paper led by authors from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI).

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