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Reply to comment on "Accordion vs. quantum tectonics: insights into continental growth processes from the Paleozoic of eastern Gondwana"

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We are delighted that our recent contribution regarding continental growth processes as exemplified by the Ordovician of the Lachlan Fold belt (Aitchison and Buckman, 2012) has stimulated debate and welcome the comments from Dr. Fergusson. Although what was enigmatic 20 years ago remains poorly exposed today, our knowledge of convergent plate margins is certainly now significantly better informed. The past two decades have seen numerous developments in both science and technology (e.g. human genome, internet) and geoscience is no different. Advances in knowledge of the subduction factory {http://www.nsf-margins.org/SF/SF.html} give us the potential to understand geology that in the last century might have been regarded as problematical.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Aitchison, J. C. & Buckman, S. (2013). Reply to comment on "Accordion vs. quantum tectonics: insights into continental growth processes from the Paleozoic of eastern Gondwana". Gondwana Research, 23 (4), 1650-1651.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84875374791

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1505

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1650

End Page


  • 1651

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • We are delighted that our recent contribution regarding continental growth processes as exemplified by the Ordovician of the Lachlan Fold belt (Aitchison and Buckman, 2012) has stimulated debate and welcome the comments from Dr. Fergusson. Although what was enigmatic 20 years ago remains poorly exposed today, our knowledge of convergent plate margins is certainly now significantly better informed. The past two decades have seen numerous developments in both science and technology (e.g. human genome, internet) and geoscience is no different. Advances in knowledge of the subduction factory {http://www.nsf-margins.org/SF/SF.html} give us the potential to understand geology that in the last century might have been regarded as problematical.

Publication Date


  • 2013

Citation


  • Aitchison, J. C. & Buckman, S. (2013). Reply to comment on "Accordion vs. quantum tectonics: insights into continental growth processes from the Paleozoic of eastern Gondwana". Gondwana Research, 23 (4), 1650-1651.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84875374791

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1505

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1650

End Page


  • 1651

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands