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Continental accretion: From oceanic plateaus to allochthonous terranes

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Abstract

Some of the regions of the anomalously high sea-floor topography in today's oceans may be modern allochthonous terranes moving with their oceanic plates. Fated to collide with and be accreted to adjacent continents, they may create complex volcanism, cut off and trap oceanic crust, and cause orogenic deformation. The accretion of plateaus during subduction of oceanic plates may be responsible for mountain building comparable to that produced by the collision of continents. Copyright ?? 1981 AAAS.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Continental accretion: From oceanic plateaus to allochthonous terranes
Series title:
Science
Volume
213
Issue:
4503
Year Published:
1981
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
47
Last page:
54