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Some thermal and tectonic models for crustal melting in continental collision zones.

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Calculated geotherms and the pressure-temperature-time (PTt) paths followed by rocks during continental thickening episodes are interpreted with respect to the volumes of crustal melt that may be formed during orogenesis in the absence of heat transfer by mantle-derived melts. Particular attention is paid to a tectonic history that may characterize wider orogenic belts, such as are represented most obviously at present by Tibet. This comprises a period of crustal thickening, followed by an in...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Editor
Publisher:
Blackwell Scientific; Geological Society Special Publication, 19
Journal:
Collision tectonics
Pages:
83-94
Publication date:
1986
URN:
uuid:67d4a423-d7df-4245-87c6-2ebc1e49edd2
Source identifiers:
80164
Local pid:
pubs:80164
Language:
English

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