PLATE-TECTONICS AND OROGENIC RESEARCH AFTER 25 YEARS - SYNOPSIS OF A TETHYAN PERSPECTIVE


SENGOR A.

TECTONOPHYSICS, vol.187, pp.315-344, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 187
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0040-1951(91)90427-t
  • Title of Journal : TECTONOPHYSICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-344

Abstract

Orogeny, the process by which the earth's prominent mountain ranges are constructed, is herein defined as a collective term for convergent margin processes. The recognition that strains and displacements of very considerable magnitude occur along all of the three dimensions within an orogenic belt has grown gradually during the last two centuries.