When Continents Collide: Geodynamics and Geochemistry of Ultrahigh-Pressure Rocks

  • Bradley R. Hacker
  • Juhn G. Liou

Part of the Petrology and Structural Geology book series (PESG, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. C. H. Lin, S. W. Roecker
    Pages 1-25
  3. Alberto E. Patiño Douce, T. C. McCarthy
    Pages 27-55
  4. Bernhard Stöckhert, Jörg Renner
    Pages 57-95
  5. Bernhard Grasemann, Lothar Ratschbacher, Bradley R. Hacker
    Pages 117-139
  6. Ann E. Blythe
    Pages 141-160
  7. Hirokazu Tabata, Kazuhiro Yamauchi, Shigenori Maruyama, Juhn G. Liou
    Pages 261-273
  8. W. Gary Ernst, Jed L. Mosenfelder, Mary L. Leech, Jun Liu
    Pages 275-295
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 325-325

About this book


2Gpa has increased to more than 15.
This indicates that subduction of continental fragments to depths of 100-150 km may have played a significant role in the formation of mountain belts.
This volume brings together the geochemical, geophysical and geodynamical approaches to study the processes active during ultrahigh-pressure (UHP) tectonics.
The collection of papers demarkates the frontier of our understanding of the creation, preservation, and exhumation of ultrahigh-pressure rocks.
Audience: This volume will be of interest to any earth scientist interested in ultrahigh pressure processes and the formation and modification of continental crust.


Mafic chemistry formation geochemistry geodynamics metamorphism mineral subduction tectonics

Editors and affiliations

  • Bradley R. Hacker
    • 1
  • Juhn G. Liou
    • 2
  1. 1.Geological SciencesUniversity of CaliforniaSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Geological and Environmental SciencesStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4028-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-9050-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-1957
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