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Published by means of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

The notion of "accreted terranes," that continents develop via the addition of displaced fragments of crust, was once the relevant subject of a up to date multidisciplinary symposium backed via the overseas Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). This quantity features a number of papers offered in Symposium 12 at XIX normal meeting of the IUGG, held August 15-18, 1987, in Vancouver. Convenors Edward Irving and David Stone concentrated this system on significant subject matters. the 1st used to be to trace the displacement of terranes utilizing paleomagnetism, geologic mapping, and paleontology. the second one topic used to be to discover the deep constitution of accreted terranes utilizing seismological, geochemical, and potential-field tools. Given the scope of these subject matters, it truly is no shock that the individuals represented many specialties in the box of solid-earth geophysics. this system incorporated case histories from a suite of fold belts spanning a lot time and lengthy distances, from the Proterozoic sutures of North the USA to the Cenozoic accretionary complexes of the Pacific rim.

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