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10 p, 1.3 MB On the origin of the North Pacific arcs / Gelabert Ferrer, Bernardí (Universitat de les Illes Balears. Departament de Ciències de la Terra) ; Sàbat i Montserrat, Francesc (Universitat de Barcelona. Departament de Dinàmica de la Terra i de l'Oceà) ; Rodríguez Perea, Antonio (Universitat de les Illes Balears. Departament de Ciències de la Terra) ; Fornós, Joan J. (Universitat de les Illes Balears. Departament de Ciències de la Terra)
We present a new hypothesis that relates global plate tectonics to the formation of marginal basins, island arcs, spreading ridges and arc-shaped mountain belts around the North Pacific Ocean. According to our model, the ellipsoidal-shaped Paleogene basins of the South China Sea, Parece-Vela Basin, Shikoku Basin, Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk in addition to those of the North American Cordillera can be attributed to the change in plate convergence direction at 42 Ma between the Indoaustralian and Eurasian plates. [...]
2004 - 10.1344/105.000001427
Geologica acta, Vol. 2, Núm. 3 (2004) , p. 203-212  

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