TITLE

OCEAN TRENCHES

PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
Oceans (9781405321754);2008, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
A chapter from the book "Oceans" is presented. It discusses the current of the Earth's mantle that makes ocean floors expand or shrink. The process involves the creation of deep ocean trenches, long chains of volcanic islands known as island arcs, and mountain ranges. It includes discussion about subduction zones which are the destructive plate margins where edges sink back into the mantle. Regions close to these zones are prone to earthquakes.
ACCESSION #
43662792

 

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