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


SENGOR A., NATALIN B., BURTMAN V.

NATURE, cilt.364, ss.299-307, 1993 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 364 Konu: 6435
  • Basım Tarihi: 1993
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1038/364299a0
  • Dergi Adı: NATURE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.299-307

Özet

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.