What constitutes ‘emplacement’ of an ophiolite?: Mechanisms and relationship to subduction initiation and formation of metamorphic soles

@article{Wakabayashi2003WhatC,
  title={What constitutes ‘emplacement’ of an ophiolite?: Mechanisms and relationship to subduction initiation and formation of metamorphic soles},
  author={J. Wakabayashi and Y. Dilek},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  year={2003},
  volume={218},
  pages={427 - 447}
}
  • J. Wakabayashi, Y. Dilek
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • Geological Society, London, Special Publications
  • Abstract Ophiolites have long been recognized as on-land fragments of fossil oceanic lithosphere, which becomes an ophiolite when incorporated into continental margins through a complex process known as ‘emplacement’. A fundamental problem of ophiolite emplacement is how dense oceanic crust becomes emplaced over less dense material(s) of continental margins or subduction-accretion systems. Subduction of less dense material beneath a future ophiolite is necessary to overcome the adverse density… CONTINUE READING
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