D. Boutelier

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[1] Statistical analysis of modern oceanic subduction zone parameters, such as the age of a downgoing plate or the absolute plate motions, is performed in order to investigate which parameter controls the dip of a slab and, conversely, what the influence of slab geometry is on upper plate behavior. For that purpose, parameters have been determined from(More)
[1] The Paleozoic French Variscan Belt in Massif Central and Massif Armoricain is a collision belt that provides a good example of a suture zone where ophiolites are rare, and the frontal (i.e., the magmatic arc) part of the upper plate is not present. In the lower plate (or Gondwana), the continental rocks are subdivided into an Upper Gneiss Unit (UGU) and(More)