Archean geodynamics and environments

Keith Benn (Editor), Jean Claude Mareschal (Editor), Kent C. Condie (Editor)

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Abstract

The Archean Eon represents 1.3 Gyr of Earth's distant past, from about 3.8 Ga to 2.5 Ga-nearly one third of our planet's history. It was during the Archean that a regime of global geodynamics was established, resulting in the formation and recycling of the first lithosphere, as well as the formation, growth, deformation, differentiation, emergence, and erosion of continents. By the end of the Archean, Earth had reached a geodynamic regime dominated by plate tectonic processes. The consequent environments, at and near Earth's surface, included the different niches within which early life forms evolved. It is to the Archean evolution of Earth that we now look to better understand many of the processes that shaped the planet, as we know it.

LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)9781118666265
ISBN (Print)9780875904290
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 19 Mar 2013

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series

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geodynamics
planets
plates (tectonics)
Earth surface
continents
recycling
lithosphere
erosion
histories

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Benn, K., Mareschal, J. C., & Condie, K. C. (Eds.) (2013). Archean geodynamics and environments. (Geophysical Monograph Series). Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union. https://doi.org/10.1029/GM164
Benn, Keith (Editor) ; Mareschal, Jean Claude (Editor) ; Condie, Kent C. (Editor). / Archean geodynamics and environments. Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2013. 320 p. (Geophysical Monograph Series).
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Washington, DC : American Geophysical Union, 2013. 320 p. (Geophysical Monograph Series).

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Benn K, (ed.), Mareschal JC, (ed.), Condie KC, (ed.). Archean geodynamics and environments. Washington, DC: American Geophysical Union, 2013. 320 p. (Geophysical Monograph Series). https://doi.org/10.1029/GM164