About this Research Topic
This Research Topic aims to understand how regional metamorphism was operated at convergent plate margins through the study of field and petrographic observations, geochemical and petrological analysis, high-pressure experiment, and thermodynamic and numerical modelling. We encourage multi-disciplinary and state-of-the-art works, particularly new observations, experimental and theoretical studies. The scope is to gather new ideas and interpretations on the structure and processes of convergent plate margins.
Research interests include but are not limited to, the following issues:
• Subduction style in the early Earth;
• Progress of extreme metamorphism at convergent plate margins;
• Metamorphic processes during subduction initiation;
• The interplay between metamorphism and deformation in orogens;
• C-H-S-O recycling in subduction zones;
• Crust-mantle interactions in subduction zones;
• Metamorphic P-T-t path and orogenic evolution;
• Crustal anatexis and the genesis of granite;
• Evolution and chronology of metamorphic accessory minerals; and
• Progress and application of phase equilibrium modelling.
Keywords: convergent plate margins, metamorphism, plate tectonics, subduction, orogenic evolution, crust-mantle interaction, exhumation
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