A 3-D geodynamic model of lateral crustal flow during Andean mountain building

Youqing Yang*, Mian Liu, Seth Stein

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Abstract

Although the Andes are believed to have resulted mainly from crustal shortening, the shortening history remains debated and appears to require lateral (along-strike) crustal flow. Three-dimensional viscous flow modeling shows that, within geological uncertainties, the Andes may have been produced by either Neogene shortening alone or with significant pre-Neogene shortening. These scenarios require major along-strike crustal flow and predict significantly different histories of uplift and crustal motion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)SDE 6-1 - SDE 6-4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume30
Issue number21
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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