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A CONTINUUM MODEL OF CONTINENTAL DEFORMATION ABOVE SUBDUCTION ZONES - APPLICATION TO THE ANDES AND THE AEGEAN

Abstract:

Large-scale continental tectonics of back arc (extensional) and Andean-type (compressional) environments are investigated by using the thin viscous sheet model to calculate the deformation within the continental lithosphere that is subjected to horizontal forces on its plate boundaries and to basal drag from the asthenospheric flow beneath. Calculations are compared with observations from the Andes and the Aegean; our results explain some of the features of the deformation in these regions th...

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10.1029/JB094iB08p10331

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WDOWINSKI, S More by this author
OCONNELL, R More by this author
ENGLAND, P More by this author
Journal:
JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-SOLID EARTH AND PLANETS
Volume:
94
Issue:
B8
Pages:
10331-10346
Publication date:
1989-08-10
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ISSN:
0148-0227
URN:
uuid:a6f404ca-cc6c-47da-844e-51700d93e2d2
Source identifiers:
178287
Local pid:
pubs:178287
Language:
English

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