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Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Current Status

Product Code: SP200
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by S de Meer, M Drury, H de Bresser and G Pennock (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
Publication Date: 25 November 2002
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The motion and deformation of rocks are processes of fundamental importance in shaping the Earth, from outer crustal layers to the deep mantle. Reconstructions of the evolution of the Earth therefore require detailed knowledge of the geometry of deformation structures and their relative timing, of the motions leading to deformation structures and of the mechanisms governing these motions. This volume contains a collection of 22 papers on field, experimental and theoretical studies that add to our knowledge of these processes. They are a mixture of review papers on selected topics in the field of structural geology and tectonics and papers on current issues and new techniques and are grouped into four themes: The effect of fluids on deformation; The interpretation of Microstructures and textures; Deformation mechanisms and rheology of crust and upper mantle minerals; Crust and lithosphere tectonics.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-117-3
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-117-8
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 424
Weight: 1.30 kg

Contents

Current issues and new developments in deformation mechanisms, rheology and tectonics, S De Meer, M R Drury, J H P De Bresser and G M Pennock • Compaction experiments on wet calcite powder at room temperature: evidence for operation of intergranular pressure solution, X Zhang, J Salemans, C J Peach and C J Spiers • Numerical modeling of pressure solution in sandstone, rate limiting processes and the effect of clays, E Gundersen, D K Dysthe, F Renard, K Bjorlykke and B Jamtveit • Compaction creep of quartz-muscovite mixtures at 500 oC: Preliminary results on the influence of muscovite on pressure solution, A R Niemeijer and C J Spiers • In situ experimental study of roughness development at a stressed solid/fluid interface, B Den Brok, J Morel and M Zahid • Fluid-assisted large strains in a crustal-scale decollement (Hercynian Belt of South Brittany, France), F Le Hebel, D Gapais, S Fourcade and R Capdevila • The origin of fibrous veins: constraints from geochemistry, M A Elburg, P D Bons, J Foden and C W Passchier • Effects of stress on the anisotropic development of permeability during mechanical compaction of porous sandstones, W Zhu, L G J Montesi and TF Wong • The numerical simulation of microstructure, M W Jessell and P D Bons • Dominance of microstructural processes and their effect on microstructural development: Insights from numerical modelling of dynamic recrystallization, S Piazolo, P D Bons, M W Jessell, L Evans and C W Passchier • Dynamic recrystallization of quartz: correlation between natural and experimental conditions, M Stipp, H Stunitz, R Heilbronner and S M Schmid • The effect of static annealing on microstructures and crystallographic preferred orientations of quartzites experimentally deformed in axial compression and shear, R Heilbronner and J Tullis • Textures and microstructures of naturally deformed amphibolites from the northern Cascades, NW USA: methodology and megional aspects, B Leiss, H R Groger, K Ullemeyer and H Lebit • Quantitative texture analysis of glaucophanite deformed under eclogite facies conditions (Sesia-Lanzo Zone, Western Alps): comparison between X-ray and neutron diffraction analysis, M Zucali, D Chateigner, M Dugnani, L Lutterotti and B Ouladdiaf • Stress and deformation in subduction zones - insight from the record of exhumed metamorphic rocks, B Stockhert • Non-linear feedback loops in the rheology of cooling-crystallising felsic magma and heating-melting felsic rock, J L Vigneresse • Do calcite rocks obey the power-law creep equation? B Evans and J Renner • On estimating the strength of calcite rocks under natural conditions, J H P De Bresser, B Evans and J Renner • The influence of dynamic recrystallization on the grain size distribution and rheological behaviour of Carrara marble deformed in axial compression, J H Ter Heege, J H P De Bresser and C J Spiers • Deformation of the continental lithospere: insights from brittle-ductile transition, J-P Brun • Evidence for steady fault-accommodated strain in the High Himalaya: progressive fault rotation of the southern Tibet detachment system in NW Bhutan, G Wiesmayr, M A Edwards, M Meyer, W S F Kidd, D Leber, H Hausler and D Wangda • Strain localization by fracturing and reaction weakening - A mechanism for initiating exhumation of subcontinental mantle beneath rifted margins, M R Handy and H Stunitz •

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