Introduction to the thematic issue on the evolution and dynamics of the Indo-Australian plate

@article{Keep2012IntroductionTT,
  title={Introduction to the thematic issue on the evolution and dynamics of the Indo-Australian plate},
  author={Myra Keep and Wouter Pieter Schellart},
  journal={Australian Journal of Earth Sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={59},
  pages={807 - 808}
}
The Australian Plate and the Indian plate, initially formed from the breakup of Gondwana, became the Indo-Australian Plate in the Middle Eocene some 45–40 million years ago as both plates amalgamated. This amalgamation was a consequence of the cessation of spreading at the mid-oceanic ridge in the Indian Ocean that separated the two plates (Liu et al. 1983; Royer & Coffin 1992). The amalgamation followed a long and complicated history of rifting with India separating from Antarctica–Australia… 

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