Collision Zones

By Philip Hutson, James Middleton & Daniel Miller

Contents

1. Introduction

2. Types of Collisions

3. Mechanisms of plate motion
          3.1 Driving Forces
          3.2 Resisting Forces
          3.3 Mantle Convection & Summary

4. The Role of Gravity

5. Thermal and Mechanical Consequences

6. Examples of Collisional Tectonics
        
6.1 The Swiss Alps

7. Questions

8. Glossary

9. References



Fig.0.1. The Andes, South America.
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