back-arc basins


back-arc basins
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  • Back-arc basin — Back arc basins (or retro arc basins) are geologic features, submarine basins associated with island arcs and subduction zones.They are found at some convergent plate boundaries, presently concentrated in the Western Pacific ocean. Most of them… …   Wikipedia

  • Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc — The Izu Bonin Mariana (IBM) arc system is an outstanding example of a plate tectonic convergent boundary. IBM extends over 2800 km south from near Tokyo, Japan, to beyond Guam, and includes the Izu Islands. Bonin Islands, and Mariana Islands;… …   Wikipedia

  • Volcanic arc — Mariana Islands, an oceanic island arc A volcanic arc is a chain of volcanoes positioned in an arc shape as seen from above. Offshore volcanoes form islands, resulting in a volcanic island arc. Generally they result from the subduction of an… …   Wikipedia

  • Australia — /aw strayl yeuh/, n. 1. a continent SE of Asia, between the Indian and the Pacific oceans. 18,438,824; 2,948,366 sq. mi. (7,636,270 sq. km). 2. Commonwealth of, a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, consisting of the federated states and… …   Universalium

  • plate tectonics — plate tectonic, adj. Geol. a theory of global tectonics in which the lithosphere is divided into a number of crustal plates, each of which moves on the plastic asthenosphere more or less independently to collide with, slide under, or move past… …   Universalium

  • South America — South American. a continent in the S part of the Western Hemisphere. 271,000,000; ab. 6,900,000 sq. mi. (17,871,000 sq. km). * * * Continent, Western Hemisphere. The world s fourth largest continent, it is bounded by the Caribbean Sea to the… …   Universalium

  • Mariana Trough —   The Mariana Trough lies in the southern part of the IBM arc system in the Western Pacific. Guam and The Northern Mariana Islands mark its eastern limit. The Mariana Trough i …   Wikipedia

  • Precambrian time — Interval of geologic time from с 3. 8 billion years ago, the age of the oldest known rocks, to 544 million years ago, the beginning of the Cambrian Period. This interval represents more than 80% of the geologic record and thus provides important… …   Universalium

  • Oceanic trench — Oceanic crust is formed at an oceanic ridge, while the lithosphere is subducted back into the asthenosphere at trenches. The oceanic trenches are hemispheric scale long but narrow topographic depressions of the sea floor. They are also the… …   Wikipedia

  • Okinawa Trough — The Okinawa trough in context of back arc basins of the world. The Okinawa Trough (沖縄トラフ, Okinawa Torafu …   Wikipedia

  • Trans-Hudson orogeny — [ North American craton, also called Laurentia.] [ Wyoming, Superior and Hearne cratons] The Trans Hudson orogeny, Trans Hudsonian orogeny, Trans Hudson orogen (THO), or Trans Hudson Orogen Transect (THOT), (also referred to as the Trans… …   Wikipedia