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Backarc Basins: Tectonics and Magmatism

Edited By: B Taylor

540 pages, 4 pp col plates, figs throughout

Plenum Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #47908 | ISBN: 0306449374
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About this book

Examines the backarc basins of North Island, New Zealand, the Havre Trough, the Lau Basin, North Fiji Basin, the New Hebrides, the Mariana Trough, the East Scotia Sea, the Bransfield Strait, the Okinawa Trough, the Shikoku Basin, the Japan Sea, and the Kuril Basin.

'The book is loaded with new data and observations that collectivley provide important new insights into the subject.' Science 'This volume will be appreciated by a wide spectrum of the geological community...it provides a major source of reference for the key backarc systems of the modern ocean floor.' Geological Magazine


Contents

Taupo Volcanic Zone and Central Volcanic Region: Backarc Structures of North Island, New Zealand (J.W. Cole et al.). The Southern Havre Trough: Geological Structure and Magma Petrogenesis of an Active Backarc Rift Complex (J.A. Gamble, I.C. Wright). The Geology of the Lau Basin (J.W. Hawkins, Jr.). The North Fiji Basin: Geology, Structure, and Geodynamic Evolution (J.M. Auzende et al.). Tectonics, Magmatism, and Evolution of the New Hebrides Backarc Troughs (Southwest Pacific) (P. Maillet et al.). Geology of the Mariana Trough (P. Fryer). Tectonic Framework of the East Scotia Sea (P.F. Barker). Bransfield Strait, Antarctic Peninsula: Active Extension Behind a Dead Arc (L.A. Lawver et al.). Structural and Kinematic Evolutions of the Okinawa Trough Backarc Basin (J.C. Sibuet et al.). Shikoku Basin and Its Margins (K. Kobayashi et al.). Opening Tectonics of the Japan Sea (K. Tamaki). Kuril (South Okhotsk) Backarc Basin (H.S. Gnibidenko et al.). Hydrothermal Activity Related to Arcbackarc Magmatism in the Western Pacific (J.I. Ishibashi, T. Urabe). Tectonic and Magmatic Controls on Backarc Basin Sedimentation: The Mariana Region Reexamined (K.M. Marsaglia, K.A. Devaney). Index.

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