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Extending a Continent: Architecture, Rheology and Heat Budget

Product Code: SP321
Series: GSL Special Publications
Author/Editor: Edited by U Ring and B Wernicke
Publication Date: 18 November 2009
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Over the last three decades, there has been a growing appreciation of the role of extensional tectonics in convergent orogens. The opening contribution to this book, by Brian Wernicke, provides a flavour of how this 'detachment era' has changed our views on tectonometamorphic relationships in mountain belts. This introduction provides a historical account on how our views on large-scale tectonic contacts in mountain belts have changed over the years. Wernicke concludes that controversy still persists over the existence and mechanics of slip on shallowly dipping extensional detachments, although incontrovertible field evidence indicates that slip on shallowly dipping extensional faults occurs in nature. Other papers in the volume provide a mix of new, innovative and controversial ideas that may help to solve the mechanical paradox on slip on shallowly dipping extensional detachments and quantitative case studies from New Zealand, the Aegean extensional province, the Alps and Finland.

Type: Book
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Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-284-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 272
Weight: 0.85 kg

Contents

Preface

The detachment era (1977–1982) and its role in revolutionizing continental tectonics, B Wernicke

The frictional strength of granular fault gouge: application of theory to the mechanics of low-angle normal faults, C Boulton, T Davies & M Mcsaveney

Upper and lower crustal evolution during lithospheric extension: numerical modelling and natural footprints from the European Alps, A M Marotta, M I Spalla, & G Gosso

Reconciling short- and long-term measures of extension in continental back arcs: heat flux, crustal structure and rotations within central North Island, New Zealand, T A Stern

Cretaceous felsic volcanism in New Zealand and Lord Howe Rise (Zealandia) as a precursor to final Gondwana break-up, A J Tulloch, J Ramezani, N Mortimer, J Mortensen, P Van Den Bogaard & R Maas

Structure and evolution of the western Corinth Rift, through new field data from the Northern Peloponnesus, E Skourtsos & H Kranis

Timing and nature of formation of the Ios metamorphic core complex, southern Cyclades, Greece, S N Thomson, U Ring, S Brichau, J Glodny & T M Will

Timing of the Amorgos detachment system and implications for detachment faulting in the southern Aegean Sea, Greece, U Ring, S N Thomson & G Rosenbaum

Cenozoic tectonic evolution of Naxos Island through a multi-faceted approach of fission-track analysis, D Seward, O Vanderhaeghe, L Siebenaller, S Thomson, C Hibsch, A Zingg, P Holzner, U Ring & S Duchéne

Syn-extensional granitoids in the Menderes core complex and the late Cenozoic extensional tectonics of the Aegean province, Y Dilek, S Altunkaynak & Z Öner

A case study of lateral spreading: the Precambrian Svecofennian Orogen, A Korja, P Kosunen & P Heikkinen

Index

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