Orogenic Belts and Orogenic Sediment Provenance

  title={Orogenic Belts and Orogenic Sediment Provenance},
  author={Eduardo Garzanti and Carlo Doglioni and Giovanni Vezzoli and Sergio And{\`o}},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  pages={315 - 334}
By selecting a limited number of variables (westward vs. eastward subduction polarity; oceanic vs. continental origin of downgoing and overriding plates), we identify eight end‐member scenarios of plate convergence and orogeny. These are characterized by five different types of composite orogenic prisms uplifted above subduction zones to become sources of terrigenous sediments (Indo‐Burman‐type subduction complexes, Apennine‐type thin‐skinned orogens, Oman‐type obduction orogens, Andean‐type… 
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