Special Issue "Linking Metamorphism with Orogenesis"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 July 2023) | Viewed by 2577
Interests: metamorphic petrology; structural geology; tectonics
Orogenesis is a complex concept that refers not only to mountain building but also to the formation of continental crust and major orogenic structures. Regional metamorphic rocks, which occupy the orogenic core, and hence, are the most important element of an orogen, contain information that may be used to determine the tectonothermal evolution of the crust in orogenic systems. Through observations of modern active convergent plate margins and comparisons with ancient analogues, two types of orogenesis have been suggested: the oceanic subduction-related accretionary type and the continent–continent collision type. The former is characterized by low-T/high-P metamorphism along the subduction interface and high-T/low-P metamorphism in the overriding island (continent) arc. In contrast, collision-type orogenesis is characterized by the formation of high–ultrahigh-P metamorphism, and Barrovian-type metamorphism is related to continental subduction and collision.
This special Issue aims to contribute to existing knowledge of the links between metamorphism and different types of orogenesis, and to decipher tectonothermal evolution from subduction–accretion to collision in the continental orogenic belt.
Dr. Jianxin Zhang
Dr. Shengyao Yu
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- tectonothermal evolution