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Formation and exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure terranes

Bradley R. Hacker, Taras V. Gerya and Jane A. Gilotti
Formation and exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure terranes (in Continental crust at mantle depths, Jane A. Gilotti (editor))
Elements (August 2013) 9 (4): 289-293


The reigning paradigm for the formation and exhumation of continental ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) terranes is the subduction of crust to mantle depths and the return of crustal slices within the subduction channel--all at plate tectonic rates. Additional processes beyond the paradigm are needed to explain the diversity of geological observations gathered from the growing study of UHP terranes--for example, variations in the size, degree of deformation, petrologic evolution, timing of UHP metamorphism, and exhumation rates. Numerical models that evaluate physical parameters in time and space have produced new insights into the formation and exhumation of UHP terranes.

ISSN: 1811-5209
Serial Title: Elements
Serial Volume: 9
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Formation and exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure terranes
Title: Continental crust at mantle depths
Author(s): Hacker, Bradley R.Gerya, Taras V.Gilotti, Jane A.
Author(s): Gilotti, Jane A.editor
Affiliation: University of California at Santa Barbara, Department of Earth Science, Santa Barbara, CA, United States
Affiliation: University of Iowa, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Iowa City, IA, United States
Pages: 289-293
Published: 201308
Text Language: English
Publisher: Mineralogical Society of America and Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland and Mineralogical Association of Canada and Geochemical Society and Clay Minerals Society, International
References: 32
Accession Number: 2013-080219
Categories: Solid-earth geophysicsIgneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
Secondary Affiliation: Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, CHE, SwitzerlandUniversity of Iowa, USA, United States
Country of Publication: International
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Abstract, copyright, Mineralogical Society of America. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States
Update Code: 201347
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