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METAMORPHIC PRESSURE ESTIMATES AND SEDIMENT VOLUMES FOR THE ALPINE OROGENY - AN INDEPENDENT CONTROL ON GEOBAROMETERS

Abstract:

Theories which regard the deep erosion (20-30 km) of orogenic belts as an important factor in the thermal development of the continents rely on pressure estimates from metamorphic geobarometers to give an estimate of the depth scale for this process. The imprecision of geobarometers, and the apparent lack of sediments that would result from this amount of erosion, are frequently-made arguments for much smaller erosion depths. The Alps are a well-studied young mountain belt and afford the oppo...

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Journal:
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS
Volume:
56
Issue:
DEC
Pages:
387-397
Publication date:
1981-01-01
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ISSN:
0012-821X
URN:
uuid:3d8e12e7-7179-4705-9c31-2abfc8de91dc
Source identifiers:
177677
Local pid:
pubs:177677
Language:
English

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