Cordilleran slab windows

@inproceedings{Thorkelson1989CordilleranSW,
  title={Cordilleran slab windows},
  author={Derek John Thorkelson and Richard Philip Taylor},
  year={1989}
}
The geometry and geologic implications of subducted spreading ridges are topics that have bedeviled earth scientists ever since the recognition of plate tectonics. As a consequence of subduction of the Kula-Farallon and East Pacific rises, slab windows formed and migrated beneath the North American Cordillera. The probable shape and extent of these windows, which represent the asthenosphere-filled gaps between two separating, subducting oceanic plates, are depicted from the Late Cretaceous to… CONTINUE READING

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