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Compressional Tectonics Plate Convergence to Mountain Building

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2023-05-16
  • Publisher: American Geophysical Union
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Compressional Tectonics

A synthesis of current knowledge on collisional and convergent plate boundaries worldwide

Major mountain belts on Earth, such as the Alps, Himalayas, and Appalachians, have been built by compressional tectonic processes during continent-continent and arc-continent collisions. Understanding their formation and evolution is important because of the hazards associated with convergent and collisional plate boundaries, and because these mountain belts contain resources such as precious metals, rare earth elements, oil, gas, and coal.

Compressional Tectonics: Plate Convergence to Mountain Building reviews our present-day knowledge of the tectonic evolution of the Alpine-Himalayan and Appalachian belts.

Volume highlights include:

  • Overview of terminology relating to compressional and contractional tectonics
  • Discussion of subduction zone dynamics
  • Debates over the timing of the collision and convergence of particular subduction and suture zones
  • Examples of the different stages in the development of orogenic belts

This book is one of a set of three in the collection Tectonic Processes: A Global View.

The American Geophysical Union promotes discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity. Its publications disseminate scientific knowledge and provide resources for researchers, students, and professionals.

Author Biography

Elizabeth J. Catlos, The University of Texas at Austin, USA

Ibrahim Çemen, The University of Alabama, USA

Table of Contents

List of Contributors




Part I     Plate Convergence


1.            When Plates Collide

Elizabeth J. Catlos and Ҫemen İbrahim


2.            Subduction and Obduction Processes: The Fate of Oceanic Lithosphere Revealed by Blueschists, Eclogites and Ophiolites

Philippe Agard, Mathieu Soret, Guillaume Bonnet, Dia Ninkabou, Alexis Plunder, Cécile Prigent, and Philippe Yamato


3.            Lateral Heterogeneity in Compressional Mountain Belt Settings

Bibek Giri and Mary Hubbard


4.            A Review of the Dynamics of Subduction Zone Initiation in the Aegean Region

Elizabeth J. Catlos and Ҫemen İbrahim


Part II    Alpine-Himalayan Collision


5.            Genesis of Himalayan Stratigraphy and the Tectonic Development of the Thrust Belt

Delores M. Robinson and Aaron J. Martin


6.            Records of Himalayan Metamorphism and Contractional Tectonics in the Central Himalayas (Darondi Khola, Nepal)

Elizabeth J. Catlos


7.            Tectonics of the Southeast Anatolian Orogenic Belt

Yücel Yılmaz, Erdinç Yiğitbaş, and İbrahim Çemen


8.            Tectonics of Eastern Anatolian Plateau; Final Stages of Collisional Orogeny in Anatolia

Yücel Yılmaz, İbrahim Çemen, and Erdinç Yiğitbas


9.            When and why the Neo-Tethyan subduction initiated along the Eurasian margin: a case study from a Jurassic eclogite in southern Iran

Bo Wan, Yang Chu, Ling Chen, Zhiyong Zhang, Songjian Ao, and Morteza Talebian


Part III   North America Mountain Building


10.         Stratigraphic and Thermal Maturity Evidence for a Break-Back Thrust Sequence in the Southern Appalachian Thrust Belt, Alabama, USA

Jack C. Pashin


11.         Strain Partitioning in Foreland Basins: An Example from the Ouachita fold-thrust belt Arkoma Basin Transition Zone in Southeastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas

Ҫemen İbrahim and Donald J. Yezerski


12.         Extensional Collapse of Orogens: A Review and Example from the Southern Appalachian Orogen

David A. Foster, Chong Ma, Ben D. Goscombe, and Paul A. Mueller


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