By D. Fraser Keppie
Modern researchers in plate tectonics will be serious about the research of dispensed deformation throughout diffuse plate limitations and triple junction zones. This ebook extends vintage tools of kinematic research first constructed within the Sixties to the extra common eventualities of diffuse deformation zones among plates. The analytic equipment awarded in particular aim the non-rigid deformation implied through risky triple junction configurations. those tools are then utilized to the tectonic evolution of western Caribbean zone which gives new how one can attempt and problem the confirmed Pacific version of Caribbean tectonics. attainable benefits of the hot Pirate version of Caribbean tectonics are mentioned by way of paleo-geography and paleo-ocean connections, in addition to mineral and hydrocarbon power and seismic hazards around the region.
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The Analysis of Diffuse Triple Junction Zones in Plate Tectonics and the Pirate Model of Western Caribbean Tectonics (SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences) by D. Fraser Keppie