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Abbott and Hoffman : Archaean Plate Tectonics Revisited , 1 431

  title={Abbott and Hoffman : Archaean Plate Tectonics Revisited , 1 431},
  author={S. Hoffman},
A simple model which relates the rate of seafloor creation and the age of the oceanic lithosphere at subduction to the rate of continental accretion can successfully explain the apparent differences between Archaean and Phanerozoic terrains in terms of plate tectonics. The model has been derived using the following parameters: (1) the spreading rate at mid-ocean ridges; (2) the age of the oceanic lithosphere at the time of subduction; (3) the area-age distribution of the seafloor; (4) the… Expand

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