TY - CHAP A1 - Yasuto Itoh A2 - Reishi Takashima ED1 - Yasuto Itoh ED2 - Osamu Takano ED3 - Reishi Takashima ED4 - Hiroshi Nishi ED5 - Takeyoshi Yoshida Y1 - 2017-05-31 PY - 2017 T1 - Cretaceous Research: Paleolatitudes and Northward Migration of Crustal Fragments in the NW Pacific Inferred from Paleomagnetic Studies N2 - This book is devoted to the dynamics of arc migration and amalgamation on active plate margins, and we focus on the architectural examples from the NW Pacific margin. Multidisciplinary approach pursuing the complicated tectonic processes is based on stratigraphy, sedimentology, geochemistry, and geophysics. The first chapter is dedicated to the genetic analysis of sedimentary basins in and around arc-trench systems. The following block of chapters deals with the petrological, geochemical, and rock magnetic properties of arc constituents, which inform us of the migration history of crustal blocks on oceanic plates, and spatiotemporal fluctuation in modes of subduction and stress regimes upon the Eurasian convergent margins. Our vision is finally presented as a reconstruction model of plate motion around the study area since the Cretaceous (100 Ma). Diverse contents of this book surely provide the audience with the present accomplishments of tectonic researches for active margins by Earth scientists. BT - Dynamics of Arc Migration and Amalgamation SP - Ch. 2 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/67359 DO - 10.5772/67359 SN - 978-953-51-3222-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-24 ER -