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Plate tectonics: When ancient continents collide

Warren, Clare (2017). Plate tectonics: When ancient continents collide. Nature Geoscience, 10(4) pp. 245–246.

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Abstract

The geological record preserves scant evidence for early plate tectonics. Analysis of eclogites — metamorphic rocks formed in subduction zones — in the Trans-Hudson mountain belt suggests modern-style subduction may have operated 1,800 million years ago.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Macmillan Publishers Limited
ISSN: 1752-0908
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
From Subduction to sand: Quantifying the balance between tectonic and surface processes during early continental collision and UHP rock exhumation. (SE-09-133-CW)NE/H016279/1NERC (Natural Environment Research Council)
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Keywords: Geodynamics; Mineralogy; Petrology; Tectonics
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Environment, Earth and Ecosystem Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Item ID: 48956
Depositing User: Clare Warren
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2017 13:37
Last Modified: 05 May 2019 21:47
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48956
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