Talk:Accretionary wedge

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How wedges are builtEdit

I am going to add a section on tectonic underplating here - there is currently a page about magmatic underplating so I think there should be a "disambiguation" link added as well. New to wikipedia editing and not sure how to do that. Here is where I'm building the draft: [1] also adding some cartoons. Christierowe (talk) 15:26, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

Modern examplesEdit

Someone should add more modern examples to the list. The current list is mostly subaerial exposures of past accretionary complexes that have been uplifted in the time since they formed. This may confuse non-experts, since most accretionary wedges form(ed) under water. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elriana (talkcontribs) 03:57, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Good point. I've added three active examples - I need to check more carefully, but I think that all the other examples are inactive - I may have to reassign some. Mikenorton (talk) 12:26, 7 March 2015 (UTC)
The disambiguation seems to imply that Accretionary wedge is a term for currently active systems and Accretionary Complex is for ancient exhumed wedges, but this is not true, in practice both terms are used interchangeably (even in this page-- the Nankai Accretionary Complex is listed under the Active subheading). the Accretionary Complex article should be folded into this page. Not sure if I have the power to do this. Christierowe (talk) 15:32, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
I have set up a merge propopsal template at the top of this accretionary wedge article and linked its discussion to the "Proposed merge from Accretionary complex" section of this talk page. GeoWriter (talk) 16:59, 8 November 2019 (UTC)
    Y Merger complete. Klbrain (talk) 20:53, 12 July 2020 (UTC)

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Proposed merge from Accretionary complexEdit

In the "Modern examples" section of this talk page, at 15:32 on 8 November 2019, Christierowe suggested that the article Accretionary complex should be merged into this Accretionary wedge article. GeoWriter (talk) 16:59, 8 November 2019 (UTC)

    Y Merger complete. Klbrain (talk) 20:53, 12 July 2020 (UTC)
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