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Geology and Geophysics of an Arc-Continent Collision, Taiwan

Product Code: USPE358
Series: GSA Special Papers
Author/Editor: Timothy B. Byrne, Char-Shine Liu
Publication Date: 13 July 2001
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GSA Special Paper 358.

The Taiwan orogenic belt, which straddles the plate boundary between the Eurasia and Philippine Sea plates, represents one of Earth’s only active arc-continent collisions; as such, it provides a unique natural laboratory for understanding orogenic processes. The 14 papers that constitute this volume are organized around five research themes, followed by a synthetic interpretation of the subduction-collision transition in southern Taiwan. The five themes are: the role of extensional structures before and during thrusting in the fold and thrust; the relation between tectonically driven uplift, river terraces, fold-and-thrust development, and global positioning system data; deformation patterns and strain compatibility in the exposed, internal parts of the orogen; the geothermal structure and the role of synorogenic extension in the internal parts of the orogen; and the integration of geologic and geophysical data sets with finite element models to understand the three-dimensional evolution of the orogen, including the subduction-collision transition. A common theme of the papers is the authors’ desire to document the three-dimensional architecture of the orogen and to understand its spatial and temporal evolution using a variety of techniques. As a result, the papers provide new insights on the evolution of the orogenic belt and lay the groundwork for future studies.


Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 0-8137-2358-2
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-0-8137-2358-7
Publisher: GSA
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 220
Weight: 0.95 kg


Preface: Introduction to the geology and geophysics of Taiwan • Structural expressions of flexural extension in an arc-continent collisional foredeep of western Taiwan, Ying-Wei Chou and Ho-Shing Yu • Inversion tectonics of the fold-and-thrust belt, western Taiwan, Chung-I Lee, Yu-Long Chang, and Mike P. Coward • Variations along the strike of the Taiwan thrust belt: Basement control on structural style, wedge geometry, and kinematics, F. Mouthereau, B. Deffontaines, O. Lacombe, and J. Angelier •Synchroneity and morphology of Holocene river terraces in the southern Western Foothills, Taiwan: A guide to interpreting and correlating erosional river terraces across growing anticlines, Meng-Long Hsieh and Peter L.K. Knuepfer • Structure and evolution of the active fold-and-thrust belt of southwestern Taiwan from Global Positioning System analysis, John B. Hickman, David V. Wiltschko, Jih-Hao Hung, Peng Fang, and Yehuda Bock • Taiwan Slate Belt: Insights into the ductile interior of an arc-continent collision, Donald M. Fisher, Chia-Yu Lu, and Hao-Tsu Chu • Lateral extrusion in a transpressional collision zone: An example from the pre-Tertiary metamorphic basement of Taiwan Michael H. Pulver, Jean M. Crespi, and Timothy B. Byrne • Estimation of thermal structure of a young orogenic belt according to a model of whole-crust thickening, Teh-Ru Alex Song and Kuo-Fong Ma • Synorogenic extension, Taiwan: Implications of physical and numerical modeling, Wei-Hau Wang and Wen-Jie Hung • Transition tectonics of northern Taiwan induced by convergence and trench retreat, Jyr-Ching Hu, Shui-Beih Yu, Hao-Tsu Chu, and Jacques Angelier • Crustal structure of the convergent plate-boundary zone, eastern Taiwan, assessed by seismic tomography, Win-Bin Cheng, Chengsung Wang, Chuen-Tien Shyu, and Tzay-Chyn Shin • Compressional subduction regime and initial arc-continent collision: Numerical modeling, J.-C. Tang, A.I. Chemenda, J. Ch?ry, S. Lallemand, and R. Hassani • Arc-continent collision in Taiwan: New marine observations and tectonic evolution, Jacques Malavieille, Serge E. Lallemand, Stephane Dominguez, Anne Deschamps, Chia-Yu Lu, Char-Shine Liu, Philippe Schn?rle, and the ACT Scientific Crew 


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