Orogenesis from Subducting Thick Crust and Evidence from Alaska

  1. Jeffrey T. Freymueller,
  2. Peter J. Haeussler,
  3. Robert L. Wesson and
  4. Göran Ekström
  1. Geoffrey A. Abers

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/179GM19

Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska

Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska

How to Cite

Abers, G. A. (2008) Orogenesis from Subducting Thick Crust and Evidence from Alaska, in Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska (eds J. T. Freymueller, P. J. Haeussler, R. L. Wesson and G. Ekström), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/179GM19

Author Information

  1. Department of Earth Sciences, Boston University Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904443

Online ISBN: 9781118666395

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Keywords:

  • Geology, Structural—Alaska;
  • Earthquake zones—Alaska;
  • Geodynamics—Alaska

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Alaska Tectonic Setting

  • Mechanical Model for Plate Coupling

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Appendix A: Dipping Viscous Sheet