Boulder, Colo., USA Geology adds 19 new articles online, covering locations in China, the Atacama Desert, the Himalaya, Kilauea volcano, Australia, the Mediterranean basin, the Gulf of California, the southern Andes, the Gulf of Cadiz, the northern Red Sea, and offshore Japan. Oceanography is an emphasis in many of the papers, and several articles incorporate modeling studies. Three articles in this collection are open access.
Open Access Papers
1. Order of magnitude increase in subducted H2O due to hydrated normal faults within the Wadati-Benioff zone; 2. Land-ocean changes on orbital and millennial time scales and the penultimate glaciation; and 3. Increased channelization of subglacial drainage during deglaciation of the Laurentide Ice Sheet.
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Presence of an intra-lithospheric discontinuity in the central and western North China Craton: Implications for destruction of the craton
Ling Chen et al., State Key Laboratory of Lithospheric Evolution, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100
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