Tectonics of the Southern Central Andes

Structure and Evolution of an Active Continental Margin

  • Klaus-Joachim Reutter
  • Ekkehard Scheuber
  • Peter J. Wigger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-4
  2. Structure and State of the Lithosphere

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. Hans -Jürgen Götze, Bernd Lahmeyer, Sabine Schmidt, Sibyll Strunk
      Pages 7-21
    3. Peter J. Wigger, Michael Schmitz, Manuel Araneda, Günther Asch, Sibylle Baldzuhn, Peter Giese et al.
      Pages 23-48
    4. Gerhard Schwarz, Guillermo Chong Diaz, Detlef Krüger, Eloy Martinez, Winfrid Massow, Volker Rath et al.
      Pages 49-67
    5. Gerhard Wörner, Stephen Moorbath, Susanne Horn, Jürgen Entenmann, Russel S. Harmon, Jon P. Davidson et al.
      Pages 77-92
  3. Geological Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Ekkehard Scheuber, Tomislav Bogdanic, Arturo Jensen, Klaus-J. Reutter
      Pages 121-139
    3. Eberhard Wilkes, Konrad Görler
      Pages 171-188
    4. Peter Prinz, Hans-G. Wilke, Axel von Hillebrandt
      Pages 219-232
    5. Christoph Breitkreuz, Werner Zeil
      Pages 277-292
    6. Guillermo Chong Diaz
      Pages 303-316
  4. Maps of the Central Andean Segment Between 20° and 26°S

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 327-327
    2. Klaus-J. Reutter, Hans-J. Götze
      Pages 329-333
  5. Back Matter
    Pages N1-N3

About this book


together with contributions by invited geoscientists The Central Andes, whose orogenic activity is so impressively documented by recent volcanism and and counterparts from other countries, during a workshop held in Berlin, 23-25 May 1990. A great earthquakes, have always attracted the attention of geoscientists. This interest became even more accen­ number of the papers presented at this workshop are tuated since, a quarter of a century ago, Plate included in this volume. While most of the chapters Tectonics became the basis for the New Global refer regionally to the segment of the southern Andes Tectonics concept, in which this huge mountain range mentioned above, others treat general aspects or deal was the most spectacular example of an active conti­ with Andean regions farther south, thus showing not only that the structures of this mountain range can be nental margin. Thus, in addition to the continuing research work by South American and foreign geo­ followed to more distant parts but also that there are scientists dedicated mostly to regional and economic significant structural variations along strike. problems, a great number of special research pro­ Like other books which originate from workshops grammes were initiated aiming at a better understand­ and are comprised of contributions from many ing of the processes acting at a convergent plate authors, also this one cannot give a complete and margin. well-balanced view of the scientific subject dealt In 1982, the earth science institutes of the Freie with, in this case the southern Central Andes.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus-Joachim Reutter
    • 1
  • Ekkehard Scheuber
    • 1
  • Peter J. Wigger
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Geologie, Geophysik und GeoinformatikFreie Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-77355-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-77353-2
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