Pre-collisional extension of microcontinental terranes by a subduction pulley

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Gun E., Pysklywec R. N. , Göğüş O. H. , Topuz G.

NATURE GEOSCIENCE, vol.14, no.6, pp.443-453, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/s41561-021-00746-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus, Academic Search Premier, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Chemical Abstracts Core, Geobase, INSPEC, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Page Numbers: pp.443-453


Microcontinents drifting towards a subduction zone can be extended before reaching it by slab pull, not just extended after their accretion, according to numerical simulations supported by geological evidence.