Charcot Plate

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The Charcot Plate was a fragment of the Phoenix Plate.[1] The Charcot Plate is subducting under West Antarctica. The subduction of the Charcot Plate stopped before 83 Ma, and became fused onto the Antarctic Peninsula.[2] Researchers have suggested that there are remnants of the western part of the Charcot Plate in the Bellingshausen Sea.[2]


  1. ^ Eagles, G., K. Gohl, and R. D. Larter (2004-07-10). "High-resolution animated tectonic reconstruction of the South Pacific and West Antarctic Margin" (PDF). Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst. 5 (7): Q07002. Bibcode:2004GGG.....5.7002E. doi:10.1029/2003GC000657.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b Larter, R. D., A. P. Cunningham, P. F. Barker, K. Gohl, and F. O. Nitsche (2002-12-13). "Tectonic evolution of the Pacific margin of Antarctica, 1, Late Cretaceous tectonic reconstructions" (PDF). J. Geophys. Res. 107(B12) (B12): 2345. Bibcode:2002JGRB..107.2345L. doi:10.1029/2000JB000052.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)