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Episodic Global Tectonics: Sequence Stratigraphy Meets Plate Tectonics

Based on recent advances in plate tectonics, sedimentology and sequence stratigraphy, I suggest that the Earth is affected by relatively short-lived episodes of increased tectonic activity separated by longer intervals of relative quiescence. If true, this may have important implications for how we interpret the history of the earth and exploit its resources.
This article appeared in Vol. 3, No. 2 - 2006

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