Frontiers in Earth Sciences

The Andes

Active Subduction Orogeny

Editors: Oncken, O., Chong, G., Franz, G., Giese, P., Götze, H.-J., Ramos, V.A., Strecker, M.R., Wigger, P. (Eds.)

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Convergent plate margins and subduction zones are first order features shaping the Earth. Convergent continental margins combine the majority of processes that affect the internal architecture thermal and geochemical character of continental lith- phere. In addition, the close relationships between active deformation and uplift, m- matism and associated crustal growth, ore formation, the release of more than 90% of global seismic energy at convergent margins, make these plate boundaries imp- tant natural laboratories where mass and energy flux rates can be studied at various scales. Since the advent of plate tectonic theory, it has been recognized that all of these phenomena are intimately related and often governed by feedback mechanisms. Accordingly, subduction orogeny has become an international, high-priority theme in process-oriented, earth-system analysis. In this context, Dewey and Bird (1970) have defined the Andes as the type representative for orogeny and associated p- cesses at convergent margins in their benchmark paper. The Andes, therefore, p- vide an excellent natural laboratory for studying the above processes.

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"This beautifully produced book is a comprehensive summary of the main findings and their implications in an easily accessible format. … Overall the book reflects the enormous investment in geophysical data represented by this long-term project, and the resulting geophysical interpretations of crustal structure and processes. … I recommend this book as an indispensable resource for serious researchers interested in the structure of this unique, active, subduction-related mountain system." (R. J. Pankhurst, Geological Magazine, Vol. 145, 2008)


Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Deformation of the Central Andean Upper Plate System — Facts, Fiction, and Constraints for Plateau Models

    Onno Oncken, David Hindle, Jonas Kley, Kirsten Elger, Pia Victor, Kerstin Schemmann

    Pages 3-27

  • Crustal Evolution at the Central Andean Continental Margin: a Geochemical Record of Crustal Growth, Recycling and Destruction

    Gerhard Franz, Friedrich Lucassen, Wolfgang Kramer, et al.

    Pages 45-64

  • Tectonic Processes along the Chile Convergent Margin

    César R. Ranero, Roland von Huene, Wilhelm Weinrebe, Christian Reichert

    Pages 91-121

  • Oblique Convergence along the Chilean Margin: Partitioning, Margin-Parallel Faulting and Force Interaction at the Plate Interface

    Arne Hoffmann-Rothe, Nina Kukowski, Georg Dresen, et al.

    Pages 125-146

  • Tectonics, Climate, and Landscape Evolution of the Southern Central Andes: the Argentine Puna Plateau and Adjacent Regions between 22 and 30°S

    Ricardo N. Alonso, Bodo Bookhagen, Barbara Carrapa, Isabelle Coutand, Michael Haschke, George E. Hilley, Lindsay Schoenbohm, Edward R. Sobel, Manfred R. Strecker, Martin H. Trauth, Arturo Villanueva

    Pages 265-283

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Andes
Book Subtitle
Active Subduction Orogeny
Editors
  • Onno Oncken
  • Guillermo Chong
  • Gerhard Franz
  • Peter Giese
  • Hans-Jürgen Götze
  • Victor A. Ramos
  • M.R. Strecker
  • Peter Wigger
Series Title
Frontiers in Earth Sciences
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-48684-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-48684-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-24329-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-51783-3
Series ISSN
1863-4621
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 569
Topics