Pressure-Temperature-Time Paths of Regional Metamorphism I . Heat Transfer during the Evolution of Regions of Thickened Continental Crust

  title={Pressure-Temperature-Time Paths of Regional Metamorphism I . Heat Transfer during the Evolution of Regions of Thickened Continental Crust},
  author={Alan B. Thompson},
The development of regional metamorphism in areas of thickened continental crust is investigated in terms of the major controls on regional-scale thermal regimes. These are: the total radiogenic heat supply within the thickened crust, the supply of heat from the mantle, the thermal conductivity of the medium and the length and time scales of erosion of the continental crust. The orogenic episode is regarded as consisting of a relatively rapid phase of crustal thickening, during which little… CONTINUE READING
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