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Title: Continental margin tectonics - Forearc processes

Recent studies of convergent plate margins and the structural development of forearc terranes are summarized in a critical review of U.S. research from the period 1987-1990. Topics addressed include the geometry of accretionary prisms (Coulomb wedge taper and vertical motion in response to tectonic processes), offscraping vs underplating or subduction, the response to oblique convergence, fluids in forearc settings, the thermal framework and the effects of fluid advection, and serpentinite seamounts. Also included is a comprehensive bibliography for the period.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. (USAF, Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5031755
Report Number(s):
CONF-910878--
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6853; CODEN: RGPSB
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Reviews of Geophysics and Space Physics; (United States); Journal Volume: 29; Conference: 20. general assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), Vienna (Austria), 11-24 Aug 1991; Related Information: Shea, M. A
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; PLATE TECTONICS; RESEARCH PROGRAMS; BIBLIOGRAPHIES; GEOMETRY; IMAGES; REVIEWS; SEISMOLOGY; SUBDUCTION ZONES; USA; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; DOCUMENT TYPES; MATHEMATICS; NORTH AMERICA; TECTONICS 580000* -- Geosciences