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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

Subduction zones: their diversity, mechanism and human impacts

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

UYEDA S. ;

Abstract

The features of subduction zones are difficult to explain by a single model. The importance of recognizing the existence of two basic and contrasted modes in subduction, controlled by the strength of coupling between subducting and overriding plates, is demonstrated. The two modes are High Stress Chilean-type subduction and Low Stress Mariana-type subduction. Collision and accretion of buoyant features on sea-floor, an inevitable consequence of subduction, is important in the evolution of continents.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geojournal. International journal for physical, biological and human geosciences and their application in environmental planning and ecology Wiesbaden

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 8, no4 [pp. 381-406]

Bibliographic references : 101 réf.

Language

Anglais

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