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Ophiolites in ocean-continent transitions: From the Steinmann Trinity to sea-floor spreading

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Before the theory of plate tectonics took hold, there was no coherent model for ocean-continent transitions that included both extant continental margins and fragmentary ancient examples preserved in orogenic belts. Indeed, during the early 1900, two strands of thought developed, one relying on the antiquity and permanence of continents and oceans, advocated by the mainstream of the scientific community and one following mobilist concepts derived from Wegener's hypothesis (1915) of continenta...

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10.1016/j.crte.2008.09.009

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Earth Sciences
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COMPTES RENDUS GEOSCIENCE More from this journal
Volume:
341
Issue:
5
Pages:
363-381
Publication date:
2009-05-01
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1631-0713
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English
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82115
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2012-12-19

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