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Seismic structure of the central Andean subduction zone from local earthquake data

Schurr, B. (2001): Seismic structure of the central Andean subduction zone from local earthquake data, PhD Thesis, (Scientific Technical Report STR ; 01/01), Potsdam : Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, 125 S. p.
URN: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn/resolver.pl?urn=urn:nbn:de:kobv:b103-010138



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Schurr ,  Bernd
3.1 Lithosphere Dynamics , 3.0 Geodynamics and Geomaterials, Departments, GFZ Publication Database, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum;
Scientific Technical Report STR, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum;
2.4 Seismology, 2.0 Physics of the Earth, Departments, GFZ Publication Database, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum;

Abstract
In this thesis the subduction zone of the Central Andes is studied. The Andes have formed in a complex interplay of subduction related and tectonic processes. The Central Andes with the associated Altiplano-Puna high plateau constitute the second largest continental land-mass on earth, rivaled only by the Tibetan highland. Whereas in the case of the Himalayas , where two buoyant continental plates collide, crustal thickening and uplift is quite intuitive, processes leading to formation of a plateau above a subduction zone are puzzling.