Special Issue "Geological Evolution of South American Cratons"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 239
Interests: paleoenvironmental reconstructions; geochronology; Archean–Paleoproterozoic transition; Amazon Craton; Sao Francisco Craton
Interests: basaltic and silicic magmatic systems; alkaline magmatism; Archean–Paleoproterozoic transition; Amazon and São Francisco cratons; continental erosion
Interests: isotope geochemistry; laser ablation; geodynamic evolution of South America; geodynamic evolution of Africa
South America is made up of large extents of Archean to Paleoproterozoic crustal terrains which are recognized to be some of the largest cratons on Earth, such as the Amazon and São Francisco cratons. Other small cratonic nuclei also exist, such as the São Luis and Luis Alves cratons, but their study is still in its infancy. The long-lasting geological evolution of these cratons, which spanned most of the Archean and Proterozoic eons, offers the opportunity to document processes that operated on the early Earth, including mantle and crustal evolution, the formation and stabilization of these cratonic areas, their evolution through time, and the co-evolution between the deep Earth and the surface. In addition, there are growing lines of evidence that processes that led to the formation, evolution, and stabilization of some of the South American cratons could have been different from those recognized in other similar terrains worldwide.
In this Special Issue, we welcome contributions dealing with the geological evolution of the different cratons exposed in South America. We encourage submissions that showcase multi-disciplinary approaches including, but not limited to, field studies and geochemical and geophysical studies in order to better constrain the geodynamic evolution of these cratonic areas.
Dr. Camille Rossignol
Dr. Francesco Narduzzi
Prof. Dr. Cristiano de Carvalho Lana
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- Amazon Craton
- São Francisco Craton
- São Luis Craton
- Luis Alves Craton