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Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: from Minerals to the Lithosphere

Product Code: SP243
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by D. Gapais, J-P. Brun and P. R. Cobbold
Publication Date: 20 May 2005
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This book consists of 18 papers on deformation mechanisms, rheology and tectonics. The main approaches include experimental rock deformation, microstructural analysis, field structural studies, analogue and numerical modeling. New results on various topics are presented, ranging from brittle to ductile deformation and grain-scale to lithosphere-scale mechanisms.

The volume contains review papers on several major current topics, such as the rheology of the lithospheric mantle and the mechanisms of exhumation of high-pressure tectonic units, as well as research papers on kinematic and mechanical analysis of rock deformation and related new techniques. Several contributions emphasize the increasing ability and wish of researchers to strengthen the links between small-scale physical mechanisms and large-scale tectonics.

The volume will be of interest to academic and industrial researchers in the fields of structural geology, interactions between metamorphism, fluids and deformation, and large-scale tectonic processes.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-176-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-176-5
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 320
Weight: 1.0 kg


Constraining kinematic rotation axes in high-strain zones: a popential microstructural method? S M Reddy and C Buchan • Fracture and vein patterns as indicators of deformation history: a numerical study, D Koehn, J Arnold and C W Passchier •Segmentation and interaction of normal faults within the Colfiorito fault system (Central Italy), F Mirabella, V Boccali and M R Barchi • Textural controls on the brittle deformation of dolomite: variations in peak strength, N J Austin and L A Kennedy • Textural controls on the brittle deformation of dolomite: the transition from brittle faulting to cataclastic flow, N J Austin, L A Kennedy, J M Logan and R Rodway • Crack~Vseal patterns: records of uncorrelated stress release variations in crustal rocks, F Renard, M Andr?ani, A-M Boullier and P Labaume • Single-contact pressure solution creep on calcite monocrystals, S Zubtsov, F Renard, J-P Gratier, D K Dysthe and V Traskine • Contrasting microstructures and deformation mechanisms in metagabbro mylonites contemporaneously deformed under different temperatures (650 and 750 ?C), L Baratoux, K Schulmann, S Ulrich and O Lexa • Stress~Vstrain rate history of a midcrustal shear zone and the onset of brittle deformation inferred from quartz recrystallized grain size, F Gueydan, C Mehl and T Parra • Dynamic recrystallization and strain softening of olivine aggregates in the laboratory and the lithosphere, M R Drury • Continental subduction and exhumation: an example from the Ulten Unit, Tonale Nappe, Eastern Austroalpine, G Ranalli, S Martin and R Mahatsente • Kinematics of syn-eclogite deformation in the Bergen Arcs, Norway: implications for exhumation mechanisms, H Raimbourg, L Jolivet, L Labrousse, Y Leroy and D Avigad • Steep extrusion of late Archaean granulites in the Northern Marginal Zone, Zimbabwe: evidence for secular change in orogenic style, T G Blenkinsop and A F M Kisters • Synergistic effects of melting and deformation: an example from the Variscan belt, western France, M Brown •A critical assessment of the tectono-thermal memory of rocks and definition of tectono-metamorphic units: evidence from fabric and degree of metamorphic transformations, M I Spalla, M Zucali, S Di Paola and G Gosso • Decoupling and its relation to strain partitioning in continental lithosphere: insight from the Periadriatic fault system (European Alps), M R Handy, J Babist, R Wagner, C Rosenberg and M Konrad • Lithospheric-scale analogue modeling of collision zones with a pre-existing weak zone, E Willingshofer, D Sokoutis and J-P Burg • Origin of the current stress field in the western/central Alps: role of gravitational re-equilibration constrained by numerical modeling, B Delacou, C Sue, J-D Champagnac and M Burkhard •


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