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Circum-Pacific Orogenic Belts and Evolution of the Pacific Ocean Basin

Circum-Pacific Orogenic Belts and Evolution of the Pacific Ocean Basin

J. W. H. Monger (Editor), J. Francheteau (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66986-0

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

165 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 18.

The International Lithosphere Program (ILP) was established in 1981 to encourage interdisciplinary, international research on the nature, dynamics and origin of the lithosphere. To do this various working groups and coordinating comittees were set up to focus on specific aspects of ILP.

The mandate of Working Group 2 (WG2), which was chaired by Rob Van der Voo of the University of Michigan, was "Phanerozoic plate motions and orogenesis."

Raymond A. Price vii

J. W. H. Monger and Jean Francheteau ix

Chilean vs. Mariana Type Subduction Zones With Remarks on Arc Volcanism and Collision Tectonics
Seiya Uyeda 1

Effects of Collisions at Trenches on Oceanic Ridges and Passive Margins
Zvi Ben-Avraham and Amos Nur 9

Reconstructions, Plate Interactions, and Trajectories of Oceanic and Continental Plates in the Pacific Basin
David C. Engebretson, Allan Cox, and Michel Debiche 19

Pacific and Kula/Eurasia Relative Motions During the Last 130 Ma and Their Bearing on Orogenesis in Northeast Asia
L. P. Zonenshain, M. V. Kononov, and L. A. Savostin 29

Development of the Circum-Pacific Panthallassic Ocean During the Early Paleozoic
Christopher R. Scotese 49

Circum-Pacific Tectogenesis in the North American Cordillera
Peter J. Coney 59

Cordilleran Andes and Marginal Andes: A Review of Andean Geology North of the Arica Elbow (180S) Francois Megard 71

A General View on the Chilean-Argentine Andes, With Emphasis on Their Early History
Francisco Herve, Estanislao Godoy, Miguel A. Parada, Victor Ramos, Carlos Rapela, Constantino Mpodozis, and John Davidson 97

Development of the New Zealand Microcontinent
Klaus Bernhard Sporli 115

Paleozoic Tectonic Development of Eastern Australia in Relation to the Pacific Region
Erwin Scheibner 133