Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences

Accretionary Prisms and Convergent Margin Tectonics in the Northwest Pacific Basin

Editors: Ogawa, Yujiro, Anma, Ryo, Dilek, Yildirim (Eds.)

  • Process-oriented and data-rich, reflecting the latest findings
  • Includes numerous seafloor bathymetry images and outcrop pictures
  • Offers comprehensive coverage of many submersible dive results from most NW pacific Basin trench walls and accretionary prisms
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Accretionary prisms in convergent margins are natural laboratories for exploring initial orogenic processes and mountain building episodes.  They are also an important component of continental growth both vertically and laterally. Accretionary prisms are seismically highly active and their internal deformation via megathrusting and out-of-sequence faulting are a big concern for earthquake and tsunami damage in many coastal cities around the Pacific Rim. The geometries and structures of modern accretionary prisms have been well imaged seismically and through deep drilling projects of the Ocean Drilling Program (and recently IODP) during the last 15 years. Better understanding of the spatial distribution and temporal progression of accretionary prism deformation, structural and hydrologic evolution of the décollement zone (tectonic interface between the subducting slab and the upper plate), chemical gradients and fluid flow paths within accretionary prisms, contrasting stratigraphic and deformational framework along-strike in accretionary prisms, and the distribution and ecosystems of biological communities in accretionary prism settings is most important in interpreting the evolution of ancient complex sedimentary terrains and orogenic belts in terms of subduction-related processes. 

This book is a collection of interdisciplinary papers documenting the geological, geophysical, geochemical, and paleontological features of modern accretionay prisms and trenches in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, based on many submersible dive cruises, ODP drilling projects, and geophysical surveys during the last 10 years. It also includes several papers presenting the results of systematic integrated studies of recent to ancient on-land accretionary prisms in comparison to modern analogues.  The individual chapters are data and image rich, providing a major resource of information and knowledge from these critical components of convergent margins for researchers, faculty members, and graduate and undergraduate students.  As such, the book will be a major and unique contribution in the broad fields of global tectonics, geodynamics, marine geology and geophysics, and structural geology and sedimentology.   

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Bending-Related Topographic Structures of the Subducting Plate in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean

    Nakanishi, Masao

    Pages 1-38

  • Erosional Subduction Zone in the Northern Japan Trench: Review of Submersible Dive Reports

    Ogawa, Yujiro

    Pages 39-52

  • Boso TTT-Type Triple Junction: Formation of Miocene to Quaternary Accretionary Prisms and Present-Day Gravitational Collapse

    Ogawa, Yujiro (et al.)

    Pages 53-73

  • Rifting Structure of Central Izu-Ogasawara (Bonin) Arc Crust: Results of Seismic Crustal Imaging

    Takahashi, Narumi (et al.)

    Pages 75-95

  • Seafloor Geology of the Basement Serpentinite Body in the Ohmachi Seamount (Izu-Bonin Arc) as Exhumed Parts of a Subduction Zone Within the Philippine Sea

    Ueda, Hayato (et al.)

    Pages 97-128

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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3614-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Accretionary Prisms and Convergent Margin Tectonics in the Northwest Pacific Basin
Editors
  • Yujiro Ogawa
  • Ryo Anma
  • Yildirim Dilek
Series Title
Modern Approaches in Solid Earth Sciences
Series Volume
8
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-8885-7
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-8885-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-8884-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3614-6
Series ISSN
1876-1682
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 280
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