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obduction

[äb′dək·shən]
(medicine)
The act or instance of performing a postmortem examination.
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This deformation led to the exhumation of the accretional basal prism in the middle Permian, and to the obduction of a part of the subducted palaeo-Pacific oceanic crust onto the Gondwana continental margin.
At the conference, Mike Searle fromA Oxford University, will talk on 'Obduction of the Oman Ophiolite',A while Leroy Sylvie from will focus on 'Structure and Evolution of the Southern Boundary of the Arabian Plate: from Rifting to Spreading of the Gulf of Aden'.
Eyles and I also found most informative the IGC field guide by Neale (1972), because this booklet contains the first fully-formed plate-tectonic reconstruction of the island, in which the opening and closure of the Iapetus Ocean and the obduction of the Bay of Islands Ophiolite are well described (see also Geological Survey of Canada 1992).
The initial stages of southward obduction of ophiolites resulted in subsidence of the Arabian Platform and deposition of Campanian-Maastrichtian terrigenous sediments [23, 24].
Obduction of the Lushs Bight oceanic tract was followed by generation of the Tremadoc (489-484 Ma; Dunning and Krogh 1985; Cawood et al.
KIA, after initial collision with Eurasian plate was followed by collision (at its southern boundary) against Indian plate which caused obduction of KIA from mantle rocks at the base to volcano-sedimentary sequences at the top (Tahirkheli, 1979; Coward et al., 1986; Treloar et al., 1996).
Kerrich, "Geochemical characteristics of accreted material beneath the Pozanti-Karsanti ophiolite, Turkey: Intra-oceanic detachment, assembly and obduction," Tectonophysics, vol.
From west to east, the Cordillera de la Costa is characterized by metamorphosed rocks related to the obduction of an accretionary prism intruded by arc-related rocks (see Charrier et al., 2007 for a recent synthesis).