Thread: Special Issue of the journal Tectonics, entitled: "Orogenic cycles: from field observations to global geodynamics"

Started: 2016-10-18 00:53:14
Last activity: 2016-10-18 00:53:14
We would like to invite contributions to a Special Issue of the journal Tectonics, entitled: "Orogenic cycles: from field observations to global geodynamics", in commemoration of our friend and colleague Dr Marco Beltrando, who tragically passed away in early December 2015.

The volume can be described as follows:
Orogens do not evolve in a continuum manner. Instead their evolution is characterized by episodes of intense contractional deformation intermitted by periods of tectonic quiescence. The mechanics, rates, and drivers of such switches in tectonic mode have attracted substantial research at all scales, ranging from microstructural investigation of distinct shear zones to lithospheric-scale geophysical examination. The underpinning processes are still debated, but can potentially be unravelled by co-operative consideration of emerging high-resolution structural, metamorphic, magmatic and geochronological data.

This special volume will address the topic of orogenic cycles based on observations made within the European Alps and Mediterranean, with an emphasis on (1) the geological evidence associated with orogenic cycles; (2) the geodynamic processes governing orogenic cycles; and (3) the implications of orogenic cycles to global tectonics. Potential contributions could address, for example, relationships between orogenic episodes and pre-existing rifted margins, links between orogenic cycles and plate reorganization events, and episodic behaviour of magmatic arcs.

We hope to receive all submissions by 15 March 2017, but you are welcome to submit before then. In order to submit your paper, please follow this link: which will direct you to the Tectonics GEMS submission site. Be sure to specify the special section (from a menu drop-down) when submitting.

Kind regards
Special Issue Guest Editors: Virginia Toy (virginia.toy<at><virginia.toy<at>>), Gianreto Manatschal (manat<at><manat<at>>), Gideon Rosembaum (g.rosenbaum<at><g.rosenbaum<at>>), Meghan Miller (msmiller<at><msmiller<at>>), Rodolfo Carosi (rodolfo.corosi<at><rodolfo.corosi<at>>)

Meghan Samantha Miller
Associate Professor - USC

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