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Variability of orogenic magmatism during Mediterranean-style continental collisions: A numerical modelling approach

Andrić, N.; Vogt, K.; Matenco, L.; Cvetković, V.; Cloetingh, S.; Gerya, T.

Abstract (englisch):
The relationship between magma generation and the tectonic evolution of orogens during subduction and subsequent collision requires self-consistent numerical modelling approaches predicting volumes and compositions of the produced magmatic rocks. Here, we use a 2D magmatic-thermomechanical numerical modelling procedure to analyse rapid subduction of a narrow ocean, followed by Mediterranean style collision, which is characterized by the gradual accretion of lower plate material and slab migration towards the orogenic foreland. Our results suggest that magmatism has a large-scale geodynamic effect by focusing deformation throughout the entire subduction and collision process. The rheological structure and compositional layering of the crust impose a key control on the distribution of magmatic rocks within the orogen. Compared to previous simplified homogeneous crustal models, a compositionally layered crust causes an increase in felsic material influx during continental collision and results in shallower magmatic sources that migrate with time towards the foreland. Changes in the deformation style may be locally driven by magma emplacement rather than by slab movement. ... mehr

DOI: 10.1016/
Zitationen: 16
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften (AGW)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsmonat/-jahr 04.2018
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1342-937X
KITopen-ID: 1000140039
Erschienen in Gondwana research
Verlag Elsevier
Band 56
Seiten 119–134
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