Mesozoic/Cenozoic Tectonic Events Around Australia

  1. Mark A. Richards,
  2. Richard G. Gordon and
  3. Rob D. Van Der Hilst
  1. R. Dietmar Müller1,
  2. Carmen Gaina1,
  3. Anahita Tikku2,
  4. Dona Mihut3,
  5. Steven C. Cande4 and
  6. Joann M. Stock5

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM121p0161

The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

How to Cite

Müller, R. D., Gaina, C., Tikku, A., Mihut, D., Cande, S. C. and Stock, J. M. (2000) Mesozoic/Cenozoic Tectonic Events Around Australia, in The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions (eds M. A. Richards, R. G. Gordon and R. D. Van Der Hilst), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM121p0161

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Geosciences, Division of Geology and Geophysics, University of Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    Laboratory for Satellite Altimetry National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MD, USA

  3. 3

    PGS Tensor A/P, Singapore

  4. 4

    Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, CA

  5. 5

    California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909790

Online ISBN: 9781118668535



  • Plate tectonics


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Timescale

  • History of Oceanic Crustal Accretion Around Australia

  • Relative and Absolute Plate Motions

  • Anomalous Subsidence and Uplift

  • Tectonic Events

  • Conclusions