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Induced suction and lithospheric plate pull

Stevenson, David J. (1978) Induced suction and lithospheric plate pull. Nature, 275 (5678). p. 346. ISSN 0028-0836. doi:10.1038/275346a0.

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Shoemaker proposes to explain the driving force of plate tectonics as 'induced suction’ by the low density sediments in the trench. However, his calculation, which is based solely on fluid statics, does not tell us what the energy source for the motion is, neither does it tell us anything essentially new about subduction dynamics.

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Official Citation:Stevenson, D. J. (1978). "Induced suction and lithospheric plate pull." Nature 275(5678): 346-346.
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