Special Issue "Continental Accretion and Evolution"
A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2013)
Prof. Dr. David A. Foster
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 241 WIlliamson Hall, P.O. Box 112120, Gainesville, Florida 32611, USA
Phone: +1 3523922241
Interests: tectonics; geochronology; thermochronology; structural geology; continental evolution; isotope geochemistry
Understanding the evolution of the continental crust continues to be a challenge because of the diversity of environments where continental crust and subcontinental lithosphere is formed, recycled, and stabilized. This is further complicated by long-term changes in continental formation and growth processes over geological time, and subsequent modifications to the continents. Advances over recent years have come from large-scale geophysical experiments, improvements analytical methods for in-situ isotopic and elemental analysis of accessory phases, experimental petrology (igneous and metamorphic), and geodynamic modeling. This special issue will focus on the accretion and evolution of continents in the broadest sense including: (1) continental growth from juvenile materials extracted from the mantle; (2) recycling of continental lithosphere through subduction, sediment subduction/accretion, and delamination; (3) continental evolution in convergent margins through arc magmatism and accretion; and (4) role of large igneous provinces and mantle plumes in the evolution and growth continents.
Prof. Dr. David A. Foster
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- continental lithosphere
- arc magmatism
- accretionary orogens
- continental crust
- large igneous provinces
- isotope geochemistry
- granitic magmatism
- continental growth
Article: Preservation and Recycling of Crust during Accretionary and Collisional Phases of Proterozoic Orogens: A Bumpy Road from Nuna to Rodinia
Geosciences 2013, 3(2), 240-261; doi:10.3390/geosciences3020240
Received: 19 April 2013; in revised form: 22 May 2013 / Accepted: 22 May 2013 / Published: 29 May 2013| Cited by 6 | PDF Full-text (2165 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Mesozoic–Cenozoic Evolution of the Western Margin of South America: Case Study of the Peruvian Andes
Geosciences 2013, 3(2), 262-310; doi:10.3390/geosciences3020262
Received: 20 March 2013; in revised form: 2 May 2013 / Accepted: 21 May 2013 / Published: 4 June 2013| PDF Full-text (7478 KB) | HTML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Review: Continental Growth and Recycling in Convergent Orogens with Large Turbidite Fans on Oceanic Crust
Geosciences 2013, 3(3), 354-388; doi:10.3390/geosciences3030354
Received: 9 May 2013; in revised form: 13 June 2013 / Accepted: 14 June 2013 / Published: 5 July 2013| Cited by 3 | PDF Full-text (3335 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Nd Isotope Mapping of Crustal Terranes in the Parent-Clova Area, Quebec: Implications for the Evolution of the Laurentian Margin in the Central Grenville Province
Geosciences 2013, 3(3), 448-465; doi:10.3390/geosciences3030448
Received: 16 May 2013; in revised form: 4 July 2013 / Accepted: 10 July 2013 / Published: 18 July 2013| Cited by 1 | PDF Full-text (4069 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: The Lost South Gobi Microcontinent: Protolith Studies of Metamorphic Tectonites and Implications for the Evolution of Continental Crust in Southeastern Mongolia
Geosciences 2013, 3(3), 543-584; doi:10.3390/geosciences3030543
Received: 16 June 2013; in revised form: 22 July 2013 / Accepted: 3 August 2013 / Published: 21 August 2013| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (13056 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text
Article: Evaluating Complex Magma Mixing via Polytopic Vector Analysis (PVA) in the Papagayo Tuff, Northern Costa Rica: Processes that Form Continental Crust
Geosciences 2013, 3(3), 585-615; doi:10.3390/geosciences3030585
Received: 4 July 2013; in revised form: 19 August 2013 / Accepted: 23 August 2013 / Published: 29 August 2013| PDF Full-text (2183 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Article: Modification of the Continental Crust by Subduction Zone Magmatism and Vice-Versa: Across-Strike Geochemical Variations of Silicic Lavas from Individual Eruptive Centers in the Andean Central Volcanic Zone
Geosciences 2013, 3(4), 633-667; doi:10.3390/geosciences3040633
Received: 2 May 2013; in revised form: 8 November 2013 / Accepted: 14 November 2013 / Published: 27 November 2013| Cited by 2 | PDF Full-text (2541 KB) | HTML Full-text | XML Full-text | Supplementary Files
Last update: 10 December 2013