JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Presentation information

[E] Oral

S (Solid Earth Sciences ) » S-CG Complex & General

[S-CG62] Investigation of inputs to subduction zones: Influence of tectonic processes on the incoming plate

convener:Makoto Yamano(Earthquake Research Institute, the University of Tokyo), Tomoaki Morishita(School of Geoscience and Civil Engineering, College of Science and Technology, Kanazawa University), Gou Fujie(Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology)

[SCG62-02] Role of hydrated oceanic lithosphere on global water cycle in the Earth

★Invited Papers

*Ikuo Katayama1, Kohei Hatakeyama1 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Systems Science, Hiroshima University)

Keywords:global water budget, mantle hydration, subducting plate

Recent geophysical observations indicate extensive hydration of oceanic lithosphere even at mantle depths through water infiltration along the outer-rise faults (e.g., Ranero et al. 2003; Fujie et al. 2013; Obana et al. 2019). This has a large impact on the water budget carried by the subducting plate, although most previous estimates on the global water budget assume a hydrated oceanic crust but not include oceanic mantle. In this study, we reevaluate the extent and degree of hydration of the oceanic lithosphere based on recent experimental data that include the influences of porosity and anisotropy (Hatakeyama and Katayama 2020). Our preliminary calculation indicates that the global water flux carried by hydrated oceanic mantle is comparable or even higher than the water flux of hydrated oceanic crust. This results in a large regassing rate (water input) relative to degassing rate (water output), suggesting a decreasing ocean volume that is trapped in the Earth’s interior.