By John W. Hillhouse
About The Product
Published by way of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.
The suggestion of "accreted terranes," that continents develop via the addition of displaced fragments of crust, used to be the critical subject of a contemporary multidisciplinary symposium backed through the foreign Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). This quantity includes a number of papers awarded in Symposium 12 at XIX basic meeting of the IUGG, held August 15-18, 1987, in Vancouver. Convenors Edward Irving and David Stone targeted this system on significant issues. the 1st used to be to trace the displacement of terranes utilizing paleomagnetism, geologic mapping, and paleontology. the second one topic used to be to discover the deep constitution of accreted terranes utilizing seismological, geochemical, and potential-field tools. Given the scope of these subject matters, it really is no shock that the contributors represented many specialties in the box of solid-earth geophysics. this system incorporated case histories from a suite of fold belts spanning a lot time and lengthy distances, from the Proterozoic sutures of North the United States to the Cenozoic accretionary complexes of the Pacific rim.