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Plate boundary tectonics and oceanic island geomorphology in The geomorphology of plate boundaries and active continental margins.

Auteur :
NUNN, P. D.

Description :
This paper illustrates how studies of the geomorphology of oceanic islands can contribute to the understanding of nearby plate boundaries. For this purpose, an oceanic island is defined as one within an ocean basin. Case studies are given of three contrasting situations : a) islands behind a subduction zone (the Law islands behind the Tonga trench in the Pacific| b) an island oceanwards of a trench (Christmas island near the Sunda trench in the Indian Ocean| c) islands scattered each side of a spreading axis (in the South Atlantic).


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie. Supplementband, 1988, n°. 69, p. 39-53, Références bibliographiques : 67 réf.

Date :
1988

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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