EVOLUTION OF THE ALTAID TECTONIC COLLAGE AND PALEOZOIC CRUSTAL GROWTH IN EURASIA


SENGOR A., NATALIN B., BURTMAN V.

NATURE, vol.364, no.6435, pp.299-307, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 364 Issue: 6435
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/364299a0
  • Title of Journal : NATURE
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-307

Abstract

A new tectonic model, postulating the growth of giant subduction-accretion complexes along a single magmatic arc now found contorted between Siberia and Baltica, shows that Asia grew by 5.3 million square kilometres during the Palaeozoic era. Half of this growth may have occurred by the addition of juvenile crust newly extracted from the mantle, supporting models of considerable continental growth continuing throughout the Phanerozoic eon.