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Exhumation Processes: Normal Faulting, Ductile Flow & Erosion

Product Code: SP154
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by U. Ring, M. T. Brandon, G. S. Lister and S. D. Willett
Publication Date: 13 August 1999
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The book will be a broad interest to any student of mountain belts and orogenesis, including those in tectonics, structural geology, geodynamics, metamorphic petrology, sedimentology and geomorphology.Field geology is, by definition, the geology of exhumed rocks. This book provides a broad range of examples of deep exhumation and emphasizes the competition between the various exhumation processes: normal faulting, ductile thinning and erosion. The papers include examples from all parts of the world and from a variety of tectonic settings, including oceanic subduction zones, continental collision zones and continental rifts. The volume explores the relationship between climate, erosion and tectonics. It provides innovative applications of thermochronology to understanding the rates and geometry of normal faulting, and the interaction between erosion and tectonics.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-032-0
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-032-4
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 384
Weight: 1.20 kg


Introduction • Subduction-related accretionary wedges (B-type subduction): Evaluation of exhumation mechanisms for coherent blueschists in western Baja California, Mexico • Ductile deformation and mass loss in the Franciscan Subduction Complex: implications for exhumation processes in accretionary wedges • Miocene high-pressure metamorphic rocks of Crete, Greece: rapid exhumation by buoyant escape • Oscillating modes of orogeny in the Southwest Pacific and the tectonic evolution of New Caledonia • Exhumation of the Sanbagawa blueschist belt, SW Japan by lateral flow and extrusion: evidence from structural kinematics and retrograde P-T-t paths • Collisional belts and intra-continental convergence (A-type subduction): Spatial and temporal variations in exhumation of the central Swiss Alps and implications for exhumation mechanisms • Exhumation of migmatites in two collapsed orogens: Canadian Cordillera and French Variscides • Diapiric ascent and cooling of a sillimanite gneiss revealed by 40Ar/39Ar thermochronology: the Kigluaik Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Alaska • Exposure of deep, dense rocks: interplay between erosion and sinking • Geological and geochronological constraints on the exhumation of a high-pressure metamorphic terrane, Oman • New insight into the dynamic development of the Southern Alps, New Zealand, from detailed thermochronological investigation of the Mataketake Range pegmatites • Exhumation history of orogenic highlands determined by detrital fission-track thermochronology • Lithospheric extension: divergent plate motions (rifting): Detachment faults in the Aegean core complex of Ios, Cyclades, Greece • Controls on pseudotachylyte formation during tectonic exhumation in the South Mountains metamorphic core complex, Arizona • Quantifying tectonic exhumation in an extensional orogen with thermochronology: examples from the southern Basin and Range Province


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