By Dennis Brown,Paul D. Ryan

ISBN-10: 3540885579

ISBN-13: 9783540885573

ISBN-10: 3662518767

ISBN-13: 9783662518762

Arc-continent collision has been one of many vital tectonic approaches within the formation of mountain belts all through geological time, and it remains to be so at the present time alongside tectonically lively plate barriers equivalent to these within the SW Pacific or the Caribbean. Arc-continent collision is assumed to were the most very important technique occupied with the expansion of the continental crust over geological time, and should additionally play a major function in its recycling again into the mantle through subduction. knowing the geological strategies that ensue in the course of arc-continent collision is consequently of significance for our realizing of the way collisional orogens evolve and the way the continental crust grows or is destroyed. moreover, zones of arc-continent collision are manufacturers of a lot of the worlds fundamental fiscal wealth within the type of minerals, so realizing the techniques that happen in the course of those tectonic occasions is of significance in modeling how this mineral wealth is shaped and preserved. This publication brings jointly seventeen papers which are devoted to the research of the tectonic strategies that happen in the course of arc-continent collision. it's divided into 4 sections that deal first of all with the most gamers thinking about any arc-continent collision; the continental margin, the subduction region, and eventually the volcanic arc and its mineral deposits. the second one part offers 8 examples of arc-continent collisions that diversity from being at present lively via to Palaeoproterozoic in age. The 3rd part comprises papers, person who bargains with the obduction of large-slab ophiolites and a moment that provides a variety of actual types of arc-continent collision. The fourth part brings every thing that comes prior to jointly right into a dialogue of the techniques of arc-continent collision.

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