Plate Tectonics & Crustal Evolution

Plate Tectonics & Crustal Evolution

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This substantially revised edition includes recently published information relating to plate tectonics and continental origin. A large number of new figures have been added, and new sections included on meteorites, seismic tomography, mantle convection, accretionary terranes, mantle sources and evolution, continental growth, secular changes in Earth history, also a new chapter on exogenic Earth systems. In addition the following topics have been substantially revised: lunar origin, global gravity, origin of the core, metamorphism, plate boundaries, hotspots, tectonic settings, and magma associations. Among the new features the Tectonic Map of the World has also been updated.Data suggest that hotspots in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Ocean basins move relative to each other at rates of 1a€“2 ... A major change in spreading direction of the Pacific plate is recorded by the bend in the Hawaiiana€“ Emperor chain atanbsp;...

Title:Plate Tectonics & Crustal Evolution
Author:Kent C. Condie
Publisher:Elsevier - 2013-10-22


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