Geometry of Subducted Slabs Related to San Andreas Transform

  title={Geometry of Subducted Slabs Related to San Andreas Transform},
  author={William R. Dickinson and Walter S. Snyder},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={609 - 627}
Development of the San Andreas transform by rise-trench encounter in coastal California influenced the structural evolution of a large region within the adjacent continent. Continuation of arc magmatism and tectonism depends upon the presence of a subducted slab of lithosphere at depth beneath an arc-trench system. The lack of subduction at the transform plate boundary along the California continental margin led to the growth of a slab-free region beneath the part of the continental block… 

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