Insights from Physical Modeling

  • Alexander I. Shemenda

Part of the Modern Approaches in Geophysics book series (MAGE, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alexander I. Shemenda
    Pages 1-24
  3. Alexander I. Shemenda
    Pages 25-34
  4. Alexander I. Shemenda
    Pages 174-193
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-216

About this book


This book is devoted to the quantitative physical modeling of subduction and subduction-related processes. It presents a coherent description of the modeling method (including similarity criteria, and a novel applied experimental technique), results from model experiments, theoretical analysis of results on the basis of continuum mechanics, and their geodynamic interpretation. Subduction is modeled in general as well as applied to particular regions using both 2-D and 3-D approaches, with both slab-push and slab-pull driving forces. The modeling covers all stages from subduction initiation to `death', different regimes of subduction producing back arc extension and compression, blocking of subduction and jumps of subduction zone, arc-continent collision and continental subduction.
This work is for geologists and geophysicists interested in geodynamics of the convergent plate boundaries and in mechanics of the lithosphere.


geodynamics lithosphere modelling subduction

Authors and affiliations

  • Alexander I. Shemenda
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Géophysique et TectoniqueUniversité de Montpellier IIMontpellierFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4411-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0952-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-6096
  • Buy this book on publisher's site