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Subduction and Orogeny: Introduction to the Special volume

Abstract : Subduction processes play a major role in plate tectonics and the subsequent geological evolution of Earth. This special issue focuses on ongoing research in subduction dynamics to a large extent (oceanic subduction, continental subduction, obduction…) for both past and active subduction zones and into mountain building processes and the early evolution of orogens. It puts together various approaches combining geophysics (imaging of subduction zones), petrology/geochemistry (metamorphic analysis of HP-UHP rocks, fluid geochemistry and magmatic signal, geochronology), seismology and geodesy (present-day evolution of subduction zones, active tectonics), structural geology (structure and evolution of mountain belts), and numerical modelling to provide a full spectrum of tools that can be used to constrain the nature and evolution of subduction processes and orogeny. Studies presented in this special issue range from the long-term (orogenic cycle) to short-term (seismic cycle).
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Y Rolland, D Bosch, S Guillot, J de Sigoyer, Joseph Martinod, et al.. Subduction and Orogeny: Introduction to the Special volume. Journal of Geodynamics, Elsevier, 2016, Subduction and Orogeny, 96, pp.1-5. ⟨10.1016/j.jog.2016.03.006⟩. ⟨insu-01287985⟩

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