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Title: ASIA | South-East
Contributor(s): Metcalfe, Ian (author)
Publication Date: 2013
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.02721-4
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Abstract: South-east Asia is a giant 'jigsaw puzzle' of allochthonous continental lithospheric blocks and fragments (terranes) and that are bounded by suture zones (remnants of Palaeo-Tethys, Meso-Tethys and Ceno-Tethys oceans and back-arc basins). 400 million years of geological evolution have resulted in major collisional orogenic belts, magmatic belts and volcanic arcs. Tectonic evolution in the region has produced significant oil and gas reserves and mineral deposits, and underpins major biogeographic divides (e.g. Wallace's Line), biodiversity and diversity hotspots in the region.
Publication Type: Entry In Reference Work
Source of Publication: Reference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, p. 1-29
Publisher: Elsevier
Place of Publication: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
ISBN: 9780124095489
Field of Research (FOR): 049999 Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified
040313 Tectonics
040301 Basin Analysis
HERDC Category Description: N Entry In Reference Work
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