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Restoration of tectonic elements in the central interior of the Canadian Cordillera southward to their paleogeographic position in the Mesozoic permits comparison of data across the active orogen, recognition of the interplay between coeval lithospheric thickening and basin evolution, and new constraints on models of tectonic evolution. The onset of Middle Jurassic clastic sedimentation in the Bowser basin, on the west side of the Jurassic orogen, occurred in response to accretionary events farther inboard. Shortening and thickening of the crust between the Alberta foreland basin on the east side of the Jurassic orogen and Bowser basin on the west side...

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