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Circum-arctic plate accretion - Isolating part of a pacific plate to form the nucleus of the Arctic Basin

Earth and Planetary Science Letters
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Abstract

A mosaic of large lithospheric plates rims the Arctic Ocean Basin, and foldbelts between these plates contain numerous allochthonous microplates. A new model for continental drift and microplate accretion proposes that prior to the late Mesozoic the Kula plate extended from the Pacific into the Arctic. By a process of circumpolar drift and microplate accretion, fragments of the Pacific basin, including parts of the Kula plate, were cut off and isolated in the Arctic Ocean, the Yukon-Koyukuk basin in Alaska, and the Bering Sea. ?? 1980.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Circum-arctic plate accretion - Isolating part of a pacific plate to form the nucleus of the Arctic Basin
Series title Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Volume 48
Issue 2
Year Published 1980
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Earth and Planetary Science Letters
First page 356
Last page 362