Examining the petrogenesis of subduction-related magmas to further comprehend subduction and mantle processes in cold and warm subduction settings.
Dehydrating the downgoing plate (slab) promotes mantle melting, generating water-rich magmas. Thus, subduction-related magmas can be understood as partial melts from the hot asthenospheric mantle wedge fluxed by the fluids released from the downgoing plate. Here, I focuse on the genesis of melts produced in cold and warm subduction zones (arc, backarc basin, rear arc) to further comprehend how such magmas form. I also examine fore-arc magmas (such as adakites and forearc basalts), as these rare lavas can provide new critical constraints on shallow subduction processes.