Australia: The Land Where Time Began

A biography of the Australian continent 

Plate Tectonics

Accretionary Prism 
Albany-Fraser Orogen, Western Australia Transformation of the Margin of a Craton from the Archaean During Formation of a Basin and Magmatism in the Proterozoic
Alaska Subduction Zone Tsunamic Structures in a Creeping Section
Australian Proterozoic Evolution - Palaeomagnetic Constraints
Australian Tectonic and Metallogenic Evolution - A Summery Pt.1
Australian Tectonic and Metallogenic Evolution - A Summery Pt.2
Australian Tectonic and Metallogenic Evolution - A Summery Pt.3
The Earliest Evolved Crust on Earth Generated in Setting like Iceland
Continent Growth Linked to 2-step Rise of Atmospheric Oxygen
Basal Drag from Convecting Mantle Shifted the Cratonic Root Beneath North America
Earthquake Distribution
Gorkha Earthquake, Nepal Slip Pulse and Resonance of the Kathmandu Basin during the 2015 event
Earliest Earth Minimum Melting Conditions Revealed by Zircon Thermometer  
Earthquake Nias-Simeuline Deformation and Slip along the Sunda Megathrust 2015
India Moving North
Himalayan Thrust Fault Main Thrust Fault Unzipped by Gorkha Earthquake of 2015  
Faults - Anderson's Faulting Theory
Faults that Slip Slowly - an Unrecognized Danger
Faults - Normal
Faults - Plate Tectonics
Faults - Strike-Slip
Faults - Thrust and Reverse
Main Himalayan Thrust Rate of Convergence Across the Nepal Himalaya and Interseismic Coupling on the MHT, implications for Seismic Hazard
Megathrust Linked to Active Subduction Beneath the Indo-Burman Ranges
Most Large Interplate Earthquakes Have a Long Precursory Phase
Mantle Plume Head - Influence on Dynamics of Retreating Subduction Zone
Mantle Plumes the Persistent Myth
Mid-Ocean Islands
Mid-Ocean Ridges Small Scale Convection and Plate Motion Control Mixing
High Mantle Temperatures after Rifting Resulting from Continental Insulation
Ninetyeast Ridge - active faulting relation to Indo-Australian Plate Deformation
North Australian Craton Reworking in the Grenvillian of late Palaeoproterozoic Crust of the Southern NAC, Central Australia, Implications for the Assembly of Australia in the Mesoproterozoic
Older and Hotter Mantle - Geodynamics of the Mantle
Oceanic Crust-Origins
Oceanic Crustal Thickness Decrease After Breakup of Pangaea
Ocean Trenches
The Global Mid-Ocean Ridge System
Pangaea - A Proposed Formation
Plate Motion Velocities Palaeomagnetic Evidence for Modern-Like Velocities at 3.2 Ga
Plate Tectonics A Supercontinental Boost
Precambrian Heat Flow
Precambrian Tectonics
Propagating Rifts and Microplates
Recycling and mountain uplift
Continental Rifts & Rifted Margins
Narrow Rifts - General Characteristics
Scraped by flat bed Subduction
Seafloor Grooves Record Sea Level Changes During Ice Ages
Siberia and Laurentia Long-Lived Connection between Southern Siberia and Northern Laurentia in the Proterozoic
Slab Melting Beneath the Cascade Arc Driven by Dehydration of Altered Oceanic Peridotite
The Southwestern Indian Ridge - Continuous exhumation of rocks derived from the Mantle for 11 My
Subducted Crust Stored in the Mantle for Billions of Years
Subduction-Induced Mantle Flow Driving Yellowstone Plume Bifurcation
Subduction A record of Spontaneous Initiation in the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc
Subduction Zones - Structure
Subduction Zones - Variation of Characteristics
Superplumes Structure of the Earth Thermal and Compositional
Whither the Supercontinent Cycle
Tasman region and island biota evolution tectonic context
Tectonism, Climate and Geomorphology
Transform and strike-Slip Faults-Continental
Triple Junction Stability

Sources & Further reading

  1. Kearey, Philip, Klepeis, Keith A. & Vine, Frederick J., 2009, Global Tectonics, 3rd Edition, Wiley-Blackwell.
  2. Stow, Dorrik, 2010, Vanished Ocean; How Tethys Reshaped the World, Oxford University Press.
Author: M. H. Monroe
Last Updated 08/07



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