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Lithosphere highlights: Slab dynamics, the Troodos ophiolite, and the Jurassic Bonanza arc
Date:11/15/2012

Boulder, Colo., USA The latest Lithosphere articles to go online 26 October through 14 November include studies of slab dynamics both on Earth and on Mars; several discussions of the Troodos ophiolite, Cyprus, as well as other ophiolites; analysis and dating of the Jurassic Bonanza arc, Vancouver Island, Canada; fault system characterization in the central Bhutanese Himalaya; and sandstone dating in northern Russia.

Abstracts are online at http://lithosphere.gsapubs.org/content/early/recent. Representatives of the media may obtain complimentary copies of Lithosphere articles by contacting Kea Giles at the address above.

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Tectonic implications of non-parallel topographic and structural curvature in the higher elevations of an active collision zone, Taiwan
D. Mirakiam et al., University of Connecticut, Center for Integrative Geosciences, 354 Mansfield Rd. U-2045, Storrs, Connecticut 06269, USA. Posted online 26 Oct. 2012; http://dx.doi.org/10.1130/L232.1.

Almost all of the world's great mountain chains exhibit some degree of curvature when viewed on geologic and topographic maps. The processes driving the development of curvature in mountain belts have been of interest to geologists for nearly a century, beginning with the work of W.H. Hobbs in 1914. However, our understanding of curvature has been strongly influenced by studies in ancient mountain belts, where the te
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