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dc.contributor.authorSun, G.
dc.contributor.authorLiu, S.
dc.contributor.authorCawood, P.A.
dc.contributor.authorTang, M.
dc.contributor.authorvan Hunen, J.
dc.contributor.authorGao, L.
dc.contributor.authorHu, Y.
dc.contributor.authorHu, F.
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-20T00:15:29Z
dc.date.available2021-07-20T00:15:29Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationSun, G., Liu, S., Cawood, P. A., Tang, M., van Hunen, J., Gao, L., Hu, Y., & Hu, F. (2021). Thermal state and evolving geodynamic regimes of the Meso- to Neoarchean North China Craton. Nature Communications, 12(1).
dc.identifier.issn2041-1723
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s41467-021-24139-z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/660862
dc.description.abstractConstraining thickness and geothermal gradient of Archean continental crust are crucial to understanding geodynamic regimes of the early Earth. Archean crust-sourced tonalitic–trondhjemitic–granodioritic gneisses are ideal lithologies for reconstructing the thermal state of early continental crust. Integrating experimental results with petrochemical data from the Eastern Block of the North China Craton allows us to establish temporal–spatial variations in thickness, geothermal gradient and basal heat flow across the block, which we relate to cooling mantle potential temperature and resultant changing geodynamic regimes from vertical tectonics in the late Mesoarchean (~2.9 Ga) to plate tectonics with hot subduction in the early to late Neoarchean (~2.7–2.5 Ga). Here, we show the transition to a plate tectonic regime plays an important role in the rapid cooling of the mantle, and thickening and strengthening of the lithosphere, which in turn prompted stabilization of the cratonic lithosphere at the end of the Archean. © 2021, The Author(s).
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dc.publisherNature Research
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author(s) 2021. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
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dc.titleThermal state and evolving geodynamic regimes of the Meso- to Neoarchean North China Craton
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dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geosciences, University of Arizona
dc.identifier.journalNature Communications
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dc.source.journaltitleNature Communications
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