Arc-Continent Collision (Frontiers in Earth Sciences) by Dennis Brown,Paul D. Ryan

By Dennis Brown,Paul D. Ryan

Arc-continent collision has been one of many vital tectonic tactics within the formation of mountain belts all through geological time, and it is still so this present day alongside tectonically energetic plate limitations reminiscent of these within the SW Pacific or the Caribbean. Arc-continent collision is assumed to were some of the most very important technique keen on the expansion of the continental crust over geological time, and will additionally play an immense function in its recycling again into the mantle through subduction. knowing the geological procedures that ensue in the course of arc-continent collision is hence of significance for our figuring out of the way collisional orogens evolve and the way the continental crust grows or is destroyed. in addition, zones of arc-continent collision are manufacturers of a lot of the worlds fundamental financial wealth within the type of minerals, so realizing the techniques that ensue in the course of those tectonic occasions is of significance in modeling how this mineral wealth is shaped and preserved. This e-book brings jointly seventeen papers which are devoted to the research of the tectonic techniques that ensue in the course of arc-continent collision. it's divided into 4 sections that deal first of all with the most avid gamers eager about any arc-continent collision; the continental margin, the subduction sector, and at last the volcanic arc and its mineral deposits. the second one part offers 8 examples of arc-continent collisions that variety from being at present lively via to Palaeoproterozoic in age. The 3rd part includes papers, person who offers with the obduction of large-slab ophiolites and a moment that offers quite a lot of actual types of arc-continent collision. The fourth part brings every little thing that comes earlier than jointly right into a dialogue of the techniques of arc-continent collision.

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