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Title: Plate motion

The motion of tectonic plates on the earth is characterized in a critical review of U.S. research from the period 1987-1990. Topics addressed include the NUVEL-1 global model of current plate motions, diffuse plate boundaries and the oceanic lithosphere, the relation between plate motions and distributed deformations, accelerations and the steadiness of plate motions, the distribution of current Pacific-North America motion across western North America and its margin, plate reconstructions and their uncertainties, hotspots, and plate dynamics. A comprehensive bibliography is provided. 126 refs.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. (USAF, Geophysics Laboratory, Hanscom AFB, MA (United States))
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5105325
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; DEFORMATION; EARTH CRUST; GEODETIC SURVEYS; INTERFEROMETRY; MOTION; NORTH AMERICA; REVIEWS; DOCUMENT TYPES; GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYS; SURVEYS; TECTONICS 580000* -- Geosciences