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Community Vision Document for Research in Tectonics Submitted to NSF

Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru

Permian carbonates (gray) folded during the late Permian are cut by a normal fault (dipping to the left) produced during Triassic extension. The snow-covered peaks in the left background were carried over rocks in the foreground by a reverse fault during Cenozoic shortening and construction of the Andes. Photograph taken at ~4900 m elevation in the Eastern Cordillera of southern Peru.

Credit: N.D. Perez

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