Contrasting tectonic styles in the Neogene orogenic belts of Indonesia

  title={Contrasting tectonic styles in the Neogene orogenic belts of Indonesia},
  author={T. O. Simandjuntak and A. J. Barber},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={185 - 201}
Abstract The recent compilation of a new tectonic map of Indonesia as part of the Geotectonic Map Project of East Asia has prompted a reassessment of the contrasted tectonic styles represented by currently developing orogenic belts. These orogenic styles provide a range of models illustrating the diversity and complexity of tectonic processes which may provide the key to the interpretation of other orogenic belts elsewhere in the world. The following distinctive types of orogenies have been… Expand

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