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"This memoir brings together results from a multidisciplinary study of the processes that have formed the highest, widest part of the Andean Cordilleran orogenic belt in northern Argentina and Chile. The region features a tectonically erosive forearc, protracted arc magmatism, a high-elevation hinterland plateau and strongly shortened retroarc thrust belt, and a Paleocene-Recent foreland basin system"--
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Memoir / Geological Society of America 212
Geodynamic models of Cordilleran orogens : gravitational instability of magmatic arc roots / Heather M. McPherson, Jonathan R. Pratt, Sharon Bywater-Reyes, and Estelle MortimerImaging the Nazca slab and surrounding mantle to 700 km depths beneath the central Andes (18°S to 28°S) / Alissa Scire, C. Berki Biryol, George Zandt, and Susan Beck -- Multiple styles and scales of lithospheric foundering beneath the Puna Plateau, central Andes / Susan L. Beck, George Zandt, Kevin M. Ward, and Alissa Scire -- Along-strike variation in crustal seismicity and modern lithospheric structure of the central Andes forearc / Kathryn Metcalf and Paul Kapp -- Along-strike variation in structural styles and hydrocarbon occurrences, Subandean fold-and-thrust belt and inner foreland, Colombia to Argentina / Michael F. McGroder, Richard O. Lease, and David M. Pearson -- U-Pb zircon geochronology of Neoproterozoic-Paleozoic sandstones and Paleozoic plutonic rocks in the central Andes (21°S-26°S) / Jesse C. Einhorn, George E. Gehrels, Antoine Vernon, and Peter G. DeCelles -- The origin and petrologic evolution of the Ordovician Famatinian-Puna arc / M.N. Ducea, J.E. Otamendi, G.W. Bergantz, D. Jianu, and L. Petrescu -- Foundering-driven lithospheric melting : the source of central Andean mafic lavas on the Puna Plateau (22°S-27°S) / Kendra E. Murray, Mihai N. Ducea, and Lindsay Schoenbohm -- Miocene-Pliocene shortening, extension, and mafic magmatism support small-scale lithospheric foundering in the central Andes, NW Argentina / Lindsay M. Schoenbohm and Barbara Carrapa -- Exhumation of the Precordillera and northern Sierras Pampeanas and along-strike correlation of the Andean orogenic front, northwestern Argentina / Roxana Safipour, Barbara Carrapa, Peter G. DeCelles, and Stuart N. Thomson -- Regional exhumation and kinematic history of the central Andes in response to cyclical orogenic processes / Barbara Carrapa and Peter G. Decelles -- Low-temperature thermochronologic trends across the central Andes, 21°S-28°S / P.W. Reiners, S.N. Thomson, A. Vernon, S.D. Willett, M. Zattin, J. Einhorn, G. Gehrels, J. Quade, D. Pearson, K.E. Murray, and W. Cavazza -- Climate and tectonics along the southern margin of the Puna Plateau, NW Argentina : origin of the late cenozoic Punaschotter conglomerates / Lindsay M. Schoenbohm, Barbara Carrapa, Heather M. McPherson, Jonathan R. Pratt, Sharon Bywater-Reyes, and Estelle Mortimer -- Testing the analytical protocols and calibration of volcanic glass for the reconstruction of hydrogen isotopes in paleoprecipitation / Matthew P. Dettinger and Jay Quade -- The growth of the central Andes, 22°S-26°S / J. Quade, M.P. Dettinger, B. Carrapa, P. DeCelles, K.E. Murray, K.W. Huntington, A. Cartwright. R.R. Canavan, G. Gehrels, and M. Clementz -- Lake formation, characteristics, and evolution in retroarc deposystems : a synthesis of the modern Andean orogen and its associated basins / Andrew Cohen, Michael M. McGlue, Geoffrey S. Ellis, Hiran Zani, Peter W. Swarzenski, Mario L. Assine, and Aguinaldo Silva -- Simulating foreland basin response to mountain belt kinematics and climate change in the Eastern Cordillera and Subandes : an analysis of the Chaco foreland basin in southern Bolivia / Todd M. Engelder and Jon D. Pelletier -- The Miocene Arizaro Basin, central Andean hinterland : response to partial lithosphere removal? / P.G. DeCelles, B. Carrapa, B.K. Horton, J. McNabb, G.E. Gehrels, and J. Boyd -- Hinterland basin formation and gravitational instabilities in the central Andes : constraints from gravity data and geodynamic models / Huilin Wang, Claire A. Currie, and Peter G. DeCelles -- Temporal growth of the Puna Plateau and its bearing on the post-Salta Rift system subsidence of the Andean foreland basin at 25°30°S / Thomas P. Becker, G. Gray, and D. Awwiller -- Cyclical orogenic processes in the Cenozoic central Andes / P.G. DeCelles, G. Zandt, S.L. Beck, C.A. Currie, M.N. Ducea, P. Knapp, G.E. Gehrels, B. Carrapa, J. Quade, and L.M. Schoenbohm..