The Resource Gravitational collapse of orogenic belts : a preliminary study, by Yunqing Shen

Gravitational collapse of orogenic belts : a preliminary study, by Yunqing Shen

Label
Gravitational collapse of orogenic belts : a preliminary study
Title
Gravitational collapse of orogenic belts
Title remainder
a preliminary study
Statement of responsibility
by Yunqing Shen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Gravitational collapse of orogenic belts is one of major tectonic processes re-shaping continental lithosphere. Thermal-mechanical evolution of syn- and post-orogenic extension is investigated in this study. The results indicate that crustal collapse of the Cordilleran orogen may account for the formation of most metamorphic core complexes, but it is unlikely to have been the major cause of Basin and Range extension, which requires an active mantle upwelling. Mantle upwelling under the Basin and Range province may have induced ductile deformation within the lithosphere around its margins; the resultant lithospheric structure is consistent with that observed under the Sierra Nevada. Crustal deformation during syn-orogenic extension is simulated in finite element models. The results show that two sets of normal faulting, one parallel and one perpendicular to the direction of regional compression as observed in the Tibetan Plateau and the High Andes, can be produced with different tectonic boundary conditions
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Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shen, Yunqing
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1997.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gravitational collapse
  • Orogeny
  • Metamorphism (Geology)
  • Thermal analysis in earth sciences
Target audience
specialized
Label
Gravitational collapse of orogenic belts : a preliminary study, by Yunqing Shen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 168-186)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42471593
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 273 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Gravitational collapse of orogenic belts : a preliminary study, by Yunqing Shen
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 168-186)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
42471593
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiii, 273 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote

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