Sedimentary basins developed during evolution of Mesozoic–Cenozoic arc–trench system in western North America

@inproceedings{Dickinson1976SedimentaryBD,
  title={Sedimentary basins developed during evolution of Mesozoic–Cenozoic arc–trench system in western North America},
  author={William R. Dickinson},
  year={1976}
}
Development of Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary basins in western North America was linked to the overall geodynamics of an active continental margin. The Cordilleran margin, now largely of Californian-type with a bounding transform, was Atlantic-type from late Precambrian to early Paleozoic, Japanese-type from late Paleozoic to early Mesozoic, and Andean-type from late Mesozoic to early Tertiary, when a continental-margin arc–trench system included the following tectonic elements from west to… CONTINUE READING

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