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forearc

[′fȯr‚ärk]
(geology)
The area between the trench and the volcanic arc of a subduction zone.
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2007, Kinematics of the Nicaraguan forearc from GPS geodesy.
V (1983): Petrofacies and provenance of late Mesozoic forearc basin, northern and central California.
The studies provide new data from the upper mantle to the surface, from the forearc to the active foreland basin, and employ a wide array of techniques and methods in geophysics, petrology, geochronology and thermochronology, sedimentology, structural geology, geomorphology, paleoaltimetry, and geodynamic modeling.
Papudo seamount; Von Huene et al, 1997; Yanez et al, 2001) with related forearc deformation and intraplate seismicity (Von Huene et al, 1997; Yanez et al, 2002).
The highest density of volcanoes in arc settings occurs along the volcanic front; the boundary between the volcanic arc and the non-volcanic forearc (Fig.
Serpentinites and low-K island arc metavolcanic rocks in the Lower Koli Nappe of the central Scandinavian Caledonides: Late Cambrian--early Ordovician serpentinite mud volcanoes in a forearc basin?
Deformation, fluid flow, and mass transfer in the forearc of convergent margins; field guides to the northern Apennines in Emilia and in the Apuan Alps (Italy).
Stress-strain 'paradox', plate coupling, and forearc seismicity at the Cascadia and Nankai subduction zones.
2004--Serpentine and brucite of ultramafic clats from the South Chamorro Seamount (Ocean Drilling Program Leg 195, Site 1200): inferences for the serpentinization of the Mariana forearc mantle--Miner.
This panoramic stop is a good site for discussion of the effects of the isostatic equilibrium between Late Eocene and Early Miocene when a series of forearc basins developed.
It is interpreted as a sequence dominated by deep water marine sediments deposited in a forearc basin environment (Rodgers, 1953).