Models of Mantle Convection Incorporating Plate Tectonics: The Australian Region Since the Cretaceous

  1. Mark A. Richards,
  2. Richard G. Gordon and
  3. Rob D. Van Der Hilst
  1. Michael Gurnis1,
  2. Louis Moresi2 and
  3. R. Dietmar Müller3

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM121p0211

The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

The History and Dynamics of Global Plate Motions

How to Cite

Gurnis, M., Moresi, L. and Dietmar Müller, R. (2000) Models of Mantle Convection Incorporating Plate Tectonics: The Australian Region Since the Cretaceous, 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/GM121p0211

Author Information

  1. 1

    Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

  2. 2

    Australian Geodynamics Cooperative Research Centre, CSIRO Exploration and Mining

  3. 3

    Department of Geology and Geophysics, the University of Sydney

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875909790

Online ISBN: 9781118668535

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Keywords:

  • Plate tectonics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Australian Vertical Motion

  • Present Day State of the Australian Region

  • Plate Tectonic Evolution of the Australian Plate

  • Set up of Mantle Convection Models with Imposed Plate Tectonics

  • Dynamic Models: Cretaceous to the Present

  • Discussion and Conclusions