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dc.contributor.authorCawood, Peter Anthony
dc.contributor.authorHawkesworth, Chris
dc.contributor.authorDhuime, Bruno Philippe Marcel
dc.identifier.citationCawood , P A , Hawkesworth , C & Dhuime , B P M 2012 , ' Detrital zircon record and tectonic setting ' , Geology , vol. 40 , no. 10 , pp. 875-878 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 41430662
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7f098509-456a-4537-b947-07010661a12a
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000309986100003
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84868703665
dc.descriptionFunding: University of St Andrewsen
dc.description.abstractDetrital zircon spectra reflect the tectonic setting of the basin in which they are deposited. Convergent plate margins are characterized by a large proportion of zircon ages close to the depositional age of the sediment, whereas sediments in collisional, extensional and intracratonic settings contain greater proportions with older ages that reflect the history of the underlying basement. These differences can be resolved by plotting the distribution of the difference between the measured crystallization ages (CA) of individual zircon grains present in the sediment and the depositional age (DA) of the sediment. Application of this approach to successions where the original nature of the basin and/or the link to source are no longer preserved constrains the tectonic setting in which the sediment was deposited.
dc.rights(c) 2012 Geological Society of America. This is an open access article published under a Creative Commons Attribution license.en
dc.subjectQE Geologyen
dc.titleDetrital zircon record and tectonic settingen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Earth and Environmental Sciencesen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Scottish Oceans Instituteen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.Office of the Principalen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.St Andrews Isotope Geochemistryen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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