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    Impacts of arc collision on small orogens: new insights from the coastal range detrital record, Taiwan

    Kirstein, L.K. and Carter, Andrew and Chen, Y.-G. (2014) Impacts of arc collision on small orogens: new insights from the coastal range detrital record, Taiwan. Journal of the Geological Society 171 , pp. 5-8. ISSN 0016-7649.

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    Abstract

    Taiwan is considered the archetypical orogen in the development of critical wedge models of mountain building; however, the issue of how arc collision progressed along the margin remains poorly understood. To resolve this, the detrital archive of orogenesis preserved in Coastal Range rocks of eastern Taiwan was used to reconstruct the erosional response of arc collision. The spatial and temporal distribution of exhumation recorded in this detrital record is consistent with southwards progression of arc–continent collision in a punctuated rather than sequential manner with deposition confined to segmented foredeep basins. Apparent increases in sedimentation rates in Taiwan during the Pleistocene may not reflect increased erosion, but instead may be due to the collisional margin architecture.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2016 15:41
    Last Modified: 12 May 2016 15:41
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/15161

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