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Plate-tectonic evolution of the western U.S.A.

Episodes

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Abstract

Changing interactions of lithospheric plates provide the framework for this review of the 3100 m.y. geological history of some 3 million km2 of mountains, deserts, plateaux and plains. The Precambrian to Neogene development of the western U.S.A. is outlined in terms of plate collisions, subduction events and deformation of lithospheric slabs, with some interpretations based on SE Asia and other regions of complex tectonics.-R.A.H.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Plate-tectonic evolution of the western U.S.A.
Series title:
Episodes
Volume
10
Issue:
4
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
271
Last page:
276
Number of Pages:
6