Lithospheric subduction of back-arc basins: analog models and structural processes Conference Paper uri icon


  • Abstract Back-arc basins and their adjacent terranes are commonly characterized by a large variability of their lithologies, and the juxtaposition of magmatic and metamorphic provinces. To gain insight into the structural development of such terrains a series of analog models was carried out using a centrifuge as the only source of structural deformation. The initial setting of the model comprised five units simulating the asthenosphe as well as the ductile and brittle components of the oceanic and the continental lithospheres. The models were …

publication date

  • April 1, 2009