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LITHOSPHERIC FLEXURE AND BENDING OF THE CENTRAL ANDES

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Gravity anomaly and topography data are used to define the effective elastic thickness of the lithosphere, Te, in the bend region of the Central Andes. Values of Te increase from nearly zero, north and south of the bend, to values greater than 50 km at the bend in Bolivia. There is a close correlation between Te and the style and magnitude of the shortening in the Central Andes since the Late Miocene. In the bend region, where the lithosphere is flexurally strong with large Te, foreland defor...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS
Volume:
134
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
9-21
Publication date:
1995-08-05
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ISSN:
0012-821X
URN:
uuid:f7a3bae6-8e1a-404c-820b-ba1281e638ba
Source identifiers:
169672
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pubs:169672

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