Illustration of a convergent plate boundary on the Earth accommodating the relative motion of the plates by plate subduction. It is one of three general types of plate boundaries. Both convergent plate boundary and corresponding subduction zone have, usually, a characteristic arcuate (i.e., concave toward the upper plate) shape due to interaction with mantle flow.
- Creator: Fabio Crameri
- This version: 23.08.2021
- License: Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0)
- Specific citation: This graphic by Fabio Crameri from Crameri et al. (2019) is available via the open-access s-Ink repository.
- Related reference: Crameri, F., G.E. Shephard, and C.P. Conrad, (2019), Plate Tectonics☆, Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.12393-0
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