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The NE Pacific Ocean is considered the birthplace of many fundamental ideas for modern plate tectonics theory. In this book the orogenic belts of this region are discussed in a single, internally consistent tectonic concept. Geological information is considered the most reliable. Geophysical models are tested for compatibility with observable geological data. The new concept avoids force-fitting interpretations to preconceived assumptions regarding accreted far-traveled terranes in the Cordillera and continental-oceanic plate interactions in the entire region.


Geophysik Olympic Peninsula Potentialfelder Seismologie Tektonik Tektoniks Vancouver Islands evolution modeling modelling plate tectonics potential fields seismology tectonics

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60842-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-49598-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series Online ISSN 1613-2580
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