Mineralogical study reveals secrets of oceanic transform faults

A Franco-Italian team, including the Toulouse Geosciences Environment Laboratory (GET, CNES/CNRS/IRD/UT3), has studied the geological and mineralogical processes that occur at the boundaries of tectonic plates. Their results, which shed light on seismic activity and tectonic processes under the ocean, have been published in Nature communications.

Read more on the UT3 website.

Contact GET: Mary-Alix Kaczmarek

Sources :

M. Bickert, M-A. Kaczmarek, D. Brunelli, M. Maia, T. F. C. Campos, S. E. Sichel. Fluid-assisted grain size reduction leads to strain localization in oceanic transform faults. Nature communications, 10 juillet 2023.

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