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Evolution of the Australian lithosphere

Betts, P; Giles, D; Lister, Gordon; Frick , L


The evolution of the Australian plate can be interpreted in a plate-tectonic paradigm in which lithospheric growth occurred via vertical and horizontal accretion. The lithospheric roots of Archaean lithosphere developed contemporaneously with the overlying crust. Vertical accretion of the Archaean lithosphere is probably related to the arrival of large plumes, although horizontal lithospheric accretion was also important to crustal growth. The Proterozoic was an era of major crustal growth in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-0952.2002.00948.x


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