(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1988)

Document title

Plate boundary tectonics and oceanic island geomorphology in The geomorphology of plate boundaries and active continental margins.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NUNN P. D. ;


This paper illustrates how studies of the geomorphology of oceanic islands can contribute to the understanding of nearby plate boundaries. For this purpose, an oceanic island is defined as one within an ocean basin. Case studies are given of three contrasting situations : a) islands behind a subduction zone (the Law islands behind the Tonga trench in the Pacific| b) an island oceanwards of a trench (Christmas island near the Sunda trench in the Indian Ocean| c) islands scattered each side of a spreading axis (in the South Atlantic)


Article of periodic

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband

Editor :

Millesime : 1988, no69 [pp. 39-53]

Bibliographic references : 67 réf.



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