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Springer Earth System Sciences

Geodynamic Evolution of the Southernmost Andes

Connections with the Scotia Arc

Editors: Ghiglione, Matías (Ed.)

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  • Written by a prestigious South American geologist
  • Discusses episodes related to a process of global significance
  • Presents the latest data and an overview of different points of view
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This book focuses on the strong relation between the tectonic evolution of the Southernmost Andes and their closest southern neighbors, the Scotia Sea and Antarctica. Some episodes are related to processes of global significance such as the opening of the Drake Passage, which is somehow linked to Late Cenozoic cooling. Many of the topics covered in the book are subjects of heated debates; as such, not only the latest data and approaches are presented, but different points of view as well. The chapters examine the interrelation between main geodynamic processes and plate tectonics from a multidisciplinary perspective.
This Paleozoic-Cenozoic geodynamic evolution of the Southernmost Andes involved interrelated metamorphic, magmatic, sedimentary, and deformational processes directed by plate  tectonics. The main topics cover the evolution of the Rocas Verdes basin and the Cordillera Darwin high-grade metamorphic complex, growth of the Patagonian Batholith,  development of the Patagonian Orocline, the opening of the Drake Passage during growth of the Scotia Sea, evolution of the Austral-Magallanes foreland basin and its related fold and thrust belt.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • An Introduction to the Geodynamic Evolution of the Southernmost Andes: Connections with the Scotia Arc

    Pages 1-6

    Ghiglione, Matías C.

  • Tectonic Evolution of Paleozoic and Mesozoic Andean Metamorphic Complexes and the Rocas Verdes Ophiolites in Southern Patagonia

    Pages 7-36

    Calderón, Mauricio (et al.)

  • Magmatic Evolution of the Southernmost Andes and Its Relation with Subduction Processes

    Pages 37-74

    Guillot, Mauricio González

  • Tectonic Reconstructions of the Southernmost Andes and the Scotia Sea During the Opening of the Drake Passage

    Pages 75-108

    Eagles, Graeme

  • The Relation Between Neogene Denudation of the Southernmost Andes and Sedimentation in the Offshore Argentine and Malvinas Basins During the Opening of the Drake Passage

    Pages 109-135

    Ghiglione, Matías C. (et al.)

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eBook $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-39727-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-39725-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $179.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-81950-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Geodynamic Evolution of the Southernmost Andes
Book Subtitle
Connections with the Scotia Arc
Editors
  • Matías Ghiglione
Series Title
Springer Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-39727-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-39727-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-39725-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81950-1
Series ISSN
2197-9596
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 206
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 66 illustrations in colour
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