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Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province

Product Code: SP445
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by S. Mukherjee, A. A. Misra, G. Calvès and M. Nemčok
Publication Date: 31 March 2017
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Special Publication 445

Understanding the Deccan Trap Large Igneous Province in western India is important for deciphering the India–Seychelles rifting mechanism. This book presents 13 studies that address the development of this province from diverse perspectives including field structural geology, geochemistry, analytical modelling, geomorphology and geophysics (e.g., palaeomagnetism, gravity and magnetic anomalies, and seismic imaging). Together, these papers indicate that the tectonics of Deccan is much more complicated than previously thought. Key findings include: the Deccan province can be divided into several blocks; the existence of a rift-induced palaeo-slope; constraints on the eruption period; rift–drift transition mechanisms determined for magma-rich systems; the tectonic role of the Deccan or Réunion plumes; sub-surface structures reported from boreholes; the delineation of the crust–mantle structure; the documentation of sub-surface tectonic boundaries; post-Deccan-Trap basin inversion; deformed dykes around Mumbai, and also from the eastern part of the Deccan Traps, documented in the field.

Published online 10/03/2017. Print copies available from 31/03/2017.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786202758
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 368
Weight: 0.97 kg


MUKHERJEE, S., MISRA, A. A., CALVÈS, G. & NEMČOK, M. Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province: an introduction   

KALE, V. S., DOLE, G., UPASANI, D. & PILLAI, S. P. Deccan Plateau uplift: insights from parts of Western Uplands, Maharashtra, India    

MITRA, S., MITRA, K., GUPTA, S., BHATTACHARYA, S., CHAUHAN, P. & JAIN, N. Alteration and submergence of basalts in Kachchh, Gujarat, India: implications for the role of the Deccan Traps in the India–Seychelles break-up  

PATHAK, V., PATIL, S. K. & SHRIVASTAVA, J. P. Tectonomagmatic setting of lava packages in the Mandla lobe of the eastern Deccan volcanic province, India: palaeomagnetism and magnetostratigraphic evidence 

NEMČOK, M. & RYBÁR, S. Rift–drift transition in a magma-rich system: the Gop Rift–Laxmi Basin case study, West India 

MISRA, A. A., BANERJEE, S., KUNDU, N. & MUKHERJEE, B. Subsidence around oceanic ridges along passive margins: NE Arabian Sea

GUPTA, H. K., ARORA, K., PURNACHANDRA RAO, N., ROY, S., TIWARI, V. M., PATRO, P. K., SATYANARAYANA, H. V. S., SHASHIDHAR, D., MAHATO, C. R., SRINIVAS, K. N. S. S. S., SRIHARI, M., SATYAVANI, N., SRINU, Y., GOPINADH, D., RAZA, H., JANA, M., AKKIRAJU, V. V., GOSWAMI, D., VYAS, D., DUBEY, C. P., RAJU, D. Ch. V., BORAH, U., RAJU, K., CHINNA REDDY, K., BABU, N., BANSAL, B. K. & NAYAK, S. Investigations of continued reservoir triggered seismicity at Koyna, India  

MANDAL, P. Influence of Deccan volcanism/synrift magmatism on the crust–mantle structure and its implications for the seismogenesis of earthquakes occurring in the Kachchh rift zone 

RAJARAM, M., ANAND, S. P., ERRAM, V. C. & SHINDE, B. N. Insight into the structures below the Deccan Trap-covered region of Maharashtra, India from geopotential data 

MAURYA, D. M., CHOWKSEY, V., PATIDAR, A. K. & CHAMYAL, L. S. A review and new data on neotectonic evolution of active faults in the Kachchh Basin, Western India: legacy of post-Deccan Trap tectonic inversion

MISRA, A. A. & MUKHERJEE, S. Dyke–brittle shear relationships in the Western Deccan Strike-slip Zone around Mumbai (Maharashtra, India)

JU, W., HOU, G. & HARI, K. R. Dyke emplacement in the Narmada rift zone and implications for the evolution of the Deccan Traps

KAPLAY, R. D., BABAR, MD., MUKHERJEE, S. & VIJAY KUMAR, T. Morphotectonic expression of geological structures in the eastern part of the South East Deccan Volcanic Province (around Nanded, Maharashtra, India) 

BABAR, MD., KAPLAY, R. D., MUKHERJEE, S. & KULKARNI, P. S. Evidence of the deformation of dykes from the Central Deccan Volcanic Province, Aurangabad, Maharashtra, India



Stuart Burley

This is a well-produced and edited volume effectively brings together diverse disciplines and topics. It will provide inspiration for future research on this geologically fascinating province, which I am sure has much still to reveal on the evolution of the Indian Ocean and LIPs.

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