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By Onno Oncken, Guillermo Chong, Gerhard Franz, Peter Giese, Hans-Jürgen Götze, Victor A. Ramos, M.R. Strecker, Peter Wigger
Convergent plate margins and subduction zones are first order good points shaping the Earth. Convergent continental margins mix the vast majority of techniques that have an effect on the inner structure thermal and geochemical personality of continental lith- phere. furthermore, the shut relationships among lively deformation and uplift, m- matism and linked crustal progress, ore formation, the discharge of greater than ninety% of worldwide seismic power at convergent margins, make those plate limitations imp- tant normal laboratories the place mass and effort flux premiums might be studied at quite a few scales. because the introduction of plate tectonic conception, it's been well-known that every one of those phenomena are in detail similar and infrequently ruled by means of suggestions mechanisms. for this reason, subduction orogeny has turn into a world, high-priority subject in process-oriented, earth-system research. during this context, Dewey and chicken (1970) have outlined the Andes because the variety consultant for orogeny and linked p- cesses at convergent margins of their benchmark paper. The Andes, accordingly, p- vide an outstanding common laboratory for learning the above processes.