Retrodeforming the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone: Age of collision versus magnitude of continental subduction

  title={Retrodeforming the Arabia-Eurasia collision zone: Age of collision versus magnitude of continental subduction},
  author={Nadine McQuarrie and Douwe J. J. Hinsbergen},
The Arabia-Eurasia collision has been linked to global cooling, the slowing of Africa, Mediterranean extension, the rifting of the Red Sea, an increase in exhumation and sedimentation on the Eurasian plate, and the slowing and deformation of the Arabian plate. Collision age estimates range from the Late Cretaceous to Pliocene, with most estimates between 35 and 20 Ma. We assess the consequences of these collision ages on the magnitude and location of continental consumption by compiling all… 

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