The Andes

Active Subduction Orogeny

ISBN: 978-3-540-24329-8 (Print) 978-3-540-48684-8 (Online)
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Table of contents (31 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXII

  2. The Big Picture

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 3-27

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

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 29-43

      The Time-Space Distribution of Cenozoic Volcanism in the South-Central Andes: a New Data Compilation and Some Tectonic Implications

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 45-64

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

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 65-89

      Long-Term Signals in the Present-Day Deformation Field of the Central and Southern Andes and Constraints on the Viscosity of the Earth’s Upper Mantle

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 91-121

      Tectonic Processes along the Chile Convergent Margin

  3. Elements of the Subduction System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 123-123

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 125-146

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

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 147-169

      Seismic Images of Accretive and Erosive Subduction Zones from the Chilean Margin

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 171-192

      Geophysical Signatures and Active Tectonics at the South-Central Chilean Margin

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 193-216

      Latitudinal Variation in Sedimentary Processes in the Peru-Chile Trench off Central Chile

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 217-236

      Subduction Erosion — the “Normal” Mode of Fore-Arc Material Transfer along the Chilean Margin?

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 237-262

      Subduction Channel Evolution in Brittle Fore-Arc Wedges — a Combined Study with Scaled Sandbox Experiments, Seismological and Reflection Seismic Data and Geological Field Evidence

  4. Tectonics and Surface Processes — Responses to Change

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-264

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 265-283

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

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 285-301

      Exhumation and Basin Development Related to Formation of the Central Andean Plateau, 21° S

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 303-325

      The Salar de Atacama Basin: a Subsiding Block within the Western Edge of the Altiplano-Puna Plateau

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 327-336

      Upper-Crustal Structure of the Central Andes Inferred from Dip Curvature Analysis of Isostatic Residual Gravity

    6. Book Chapter

      Pages 337-353

      Central and Southern Andean Tectonic Evolution Inferred from Arc Magmatism

    7. Book Chapter

      Pages 355-374

      The Segmented Overriding Plate and Coupling at the South-Central Chilean Margin (36–42°S)

    8. Book Chapter

      Pages 375-400

      Episodic Neogene Southward Growth of the Andean Subduction Orogen between 30°S and 40°S — Plate Motions, Mantle Flow, Climate, and Upper-Plate Structure

    9. Book Chapter

      Pages 401-428

      Long-Term Geological Evolution and Mass-Flow Balance of the South-Central Andes

    10. Book Chapter

      Pages 429-440

      Links between Mountain Uplift, Climate, and Surface Processes in the Southern Patagonian Andes

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