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  • . . . the minimum in effective pressure may migrate downward in the subducted layer . . . . This leads to subaccretion with downward migration of the decollement.

    --X. L. Pichon, P. Henry, and S. Lallemant, 1993, "Accretion and Erosion in Subduction Zones: The Role of Fluids", Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences 21: 307-331

    March 29, 2009