Uplift in the Fiordland Region, New Zealand: Implications for Incipient Subduction

@article{House2002UpliftIT,
  title={Uplift in the Fiordland Region, New Zealand: Implications for Incipient Subduction},
  author={Martha A. House and Michael Gurnis and Peter J. J. Kamp and Rupert Sutherland},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={297},
  pages={2038 - 2041}
}
Low-temperature thermochronometry reveals regional Late Cenozoic denudation in Fiordland, New Zealand, consistent with geodynamic models showing uplift of the overriding plate during incipient subduction. The data show a northward progression of exhumation in response to northward migration of the initiation of subduction. The locus of most recent uplift coincides with a large positive Bouguer gravity anomaly within Fiordland. Thermochronometrically deduced crustal thinning, anomalous gravity… 
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