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- An accretionary wedge or accretionary prism forms from sediments accreted onto the non-subducting tectonic plate at a convergent plate boundary. Most of...
- earth while still at least partially molten. These granules are not accretionary, but instead the direct result of liquid rock cooling as it travels through...
- the convergent margin. Convergent margins with growing accretionary prisms are called accretionary margins and make up nearly half of all convergent margins...
- lithosphere subducts beneath the less dense continental lithosphere. An accretionary wedge forms on the continental crust as deep-sea sediments and oceanic...
- (where a continent rides forcefully over an oceanic plate to form an accretionary orogeny) or continental collision (convergence of two or more continents...
- minerals commonly exhibit elongated hexagonal prisms. An accretionary prism or accretionary wedge is formed from sediments that are accreted onto the...
- the plate descends, this ac****ulated material is called an accretionary wedge (or accretionary prism), which is pushed against and attaches to the upper...
- arc. Forearc regions are found at convergent margins, and include any accretionary wedge and forearc basin that may be present. Due to tectonic stresses...
- rock, but with a cover of younger sedimentary rock. The continents are accretionary crustal "rafts" that, unlike the denser basaltic crust of the ocean basins...
- American plate and deposits it above the subduction zone forming an accretionary prism. The rate of this depositing of material allows Barbados to rise...
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