Summary: The aftermath of the Caledonian continental collision in the North
Atlantic Region: A structural template for later events?
Torgeir B. Andersen1)
, Ebbe Hartz2)
, Trond H. Torsvik2)
, Per Terje Osmundsen2)
, Elizabeth A. Eide2)
and Alvar Braathen2)
Dept. of Geology, Univ. Oslo, P.O.Box 1047 Blindern, 0316 Oslo, Norway.
Norwegian Geol. Survey., Leiv Eirikssons vei, 7941 Trondheim
Orogenic belts produced by continental collisions are traditionally viewed as the
ultimate products of Wilson-cycle tectonics. Modern studies of ancient as well as
semi-recent to recent examples have, however, demonstrated the importance of the
tectonic activity during the terminal stages of- and immediately after collision. The
Cenozoic collision between India and Eurasia and the associated intra-continental
deformation affecting vast areas in central and SE Asia is the best actualistic example