Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins

Recent Advances
Author: Cathy Busby,Antonio Azor Pérez
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444347144
Category: Science
Page: 656
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Investigating the complex interplay between tectonics and sedimentation is a key endeavor in modern earth science. Many of the world's leading researchers in this field have been brought together in this volume to provide concise overviews of the current state of the subject. The plate tectonic revolution of the 1960's provided the framework for detailed models on the structure of orogens and basins, summarized in a 1995 textbook edited by Busby and Ingersoll. Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances focuses on key topics or areas where the greatest strides forward have been made, while also providing on-line access to the comprehensive 1995 book. Breakthroughs in new techniques are described in Section 1, including detrital zircon geochronology, cosmogenic nuclide dating, magnetostratigraphy, 3-D seismic, and basin modelling. Section 2 presents the new models for rift, post-rift, transtensional and strike slip basin settings. Section 3 addresses the latest ideas in convergent margin tectonics, including the sedimentary record of subduction intiation and subduction, flat-slab subduction, and arc-continent collision; it then moves inboard to forearc basins and intra-arc basins, and ends with a series of papers formed under compessional strain regimes, as well as post-orogenic intramontane basins. Section 4 examines the origin of plate interior basins, and the sedimentary record of supercontinent formation. This book is required reading for any advanced student or professional interested in sedimentology, plate tectonics, or petroleum geoscience. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/busby/sedimentarybasins.

Seismic Stratigraphy and Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins Around Bornholm, Southern Baltic


Author: Ole Valdemar Vejbæk
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Geology
Page: 30
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Sedimentology and Sedimentary Basins

From Turbulence to Tectonics
Author: Mike R. Leeder
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444311409
Category: Science
Page: 608
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Sedimentology is a core discipline of earth and environmentalsciences. It enquires the origins, transport and deposition ofmineral sediment on the Earth's surface. The subject is a linkbetween positive effects arising from the building of relief bytectonics and the negative action of denudation in drainagecatchments and tectonic subsidence in sedimentary basins. The author addresses the principles of the subject, emphasisingthe advantages of a general science approach and the importance ofunderstanding modern processes. Sedimentology and SedimentaryBasins is not an encyclopaedia, but attempts to stimulateinterdisciplinary thought across the whole subject area and relateddisciplines. The book has been designed to meet the needs of earthand environmental science undergraduates.

Tectonics, Sedimentary Basins, and Provenance: A Celebration of the Career of William R. Dickinson


Author: Raymond V. Ingersoll,Timothy F. Lawton,Stephan A. Graham
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813725402
Category: Science
Page: 757
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Through a remarkable combination of intellect, self-confidence, engaging humility, and prodigious output of published work, William R. Dickinson influenced and challenged three generations of sedimentary geologists, igneous petrologists, tectonicists, sandstone petrologists, archaeologists, and other geoscientists. A key figure in the plate-tectonic revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, he explained how the distribution of sediments on Earth's surface could be traced to tectonic processes, and is widely recognized as a founder of modern sedimentary basin analysis. This volume consists of 31 chapters related to Dickinson's research interests; many of the authors are his former students, their students, and their students' students, demonstrating his continuing profound influence. The papers in this volume are an impressive tribute to the depth and breadth of Bill Dickinson's contributions to the geosciences.

Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis


Author: Andrew D. Miall
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475742355
Category: Science
Page: 668
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Over the past five years there have been many advances in the field of basin analysis. Developments such as the publication of new stratigraphic codes; new research in fission-track dating; evolution of thought regarding the importance of tectonic versus eustatic controls of regional and global cycles; and refinements of geophysically-based, basin-subsidence models have necessitated the publication of a second edition of Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis. Like the first edition, this book emphasizes the stratigraphic evidence which geologists can actually see in outcrops, well records, and core samples and can gather using geophysical techniques. Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis is both an excellent text for students and a practical handbook for professional geologists.

Sedimentary Basin Tectonics from the Black Sea and Caucasus to the Arabian Platform


Author: Marc Sosson
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 9781862393080
Category: Science
Page: 509
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This wide area of the Alpine-Himalayan belt evolved through a series of tectonic events related to the opening and closure of the Tethys Ocean. In doing so it produced the largest mountain belt of the world, which extends from the Atlantic to the Pacific oceans. The basins associated with this belt contain invaluable information related to mountain building processes and are the locus of rich hydrocarbon accumulations. However, knowledge about the geological evolution of the region is limited compared to what they offer.

The Sedimentary Basins of the United States and Canada


Author: Andrew D. Miall
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080929362
Category: Science
Page: 624
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In recent years there have been rapid strides in our understanding of plate-tectonic processes, many developments in methods of basin analysis, and the accumulation of much new surface and subsurface geological and geophysical data. Projects such as COCORP (in the United States) and Lithoprobe (in Canada) have provided essential insights into the deep crustal structure of the continent. Synthesis of all the available information about North America’s geological regions has not been attempted systematically since the “Decade of North American Geology project undertaken by the Geological Society of America and the Geological Survey of Canada nearly twenty years ago. The book commences with a summary of the Phanerozoic geological history of the United States and Canada, illustrated with a suite of new paleogeographic maps, and tying in each of the subsequent regional chapters by the inclusion of numerous cross-references. This followed by a set of fifteen regional syntheses of the principal tectonic regions of the United States and Canada, focusing on the stratigraphic and tectonic history of the major sedimentary basins. Most of these chapters have been contributed by specialists, drawing on their own research, and providing interpretive summaries of a type not previously attempted. * Up-to-date synthesis of the sedimentary/tectonic history of the major areas of the United States and Canada * Up-to-date references * Many new color maps

Andean Tectonics


Author: Brian K. Horton,Andrés Folguera
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0128160101
Category: Science
Page: 743
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Andean Tectonics addresses the geologic evolution of the Andes Mountains, the prime global example of subduction-related mountain building. The Andes Mountains form one of the most extensive orogenic belts on Earth, spanning approximately an 8,000-km distance along the western edge of South America, from ~10°N to ~55°S. The tectonic history of the Andes involves a rich record of diverse geological processes, including crustal deformation, magmatism, sedimentary basin evolution, and climatic interactions. This book addresses the range of Andean tectonic processes and their temporal and spatial variations. An improved understanding of these processes is fundamental not only to the Andes but also to other major orogenic systems associated with subduction of the oceanic lithosphere. Andean Tectonics is a critical resource for researchers interested in the causes and consequences of Andean-type orogenesis and the long-term evolution of fold-thrust belts, magmatic arcs, and forearc and foreland basins. Evaluates the history of Andean mountain building over the past 300 million years Integrates recent studies and new perspectives on the complementary records of deformation, magmatism, and sedimentary basin evolution and their interactions in time and space Provides insight into the development of the northern, central, and southern Andes, which have typically been considered in isolation

Holmes' Principles of Physical Geology


Author: Peter MacLaren Donald Duff,Donald Duff
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780748743810
Category:
Page: 791
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This text assumes no prior knowledge of geology and provides an introduction to the science and the place of geology in the world we live in. It covers of all aspects of geology, starting with a broad view of the Earth as a planet, and developing all the major themes of contemporary geology.

The Dynamics of Sedimentary Basins


Author: National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Panel of the Geodynamics of Sedimentary Basins
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309056799
Category: Science
Page: 56
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Backarc Basins

Tectonics and Magmatism
Author: Brian Taylor,Professor of Political Science Brian Taylor
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780306449376
Category: Science
Page: 524
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Experts in the field offer the first comprehensive review of the tectonics and magmatism of backarc basins, covering their initial rift stage to mature spreading. Complete with numerous illustrations, each of the twelve chapters focuses on a young, active backarc basin of the circum-Pacific-where volcano-tectonic processes are best studied because of their activity. Key themes in this volume include volcano-tectonics setting; cause and location; rift magmas; and hydrothermal activity. Researchers also present models of the dynamic processes occurring in backarc basins.

Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis

Volume 1: Principles of Geologic Analysis
Author: Nicola Scarselli,Jürgen Adam,Domenico Chiarella
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444641351
Category: Science
Page: 1000
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Regional Geology and Tectonics: Second Edition, Principles of Geologic Analysis, Volume One is the first in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. The new edition provides updates to the detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins from the first edition and includes new sections on plate tectonics processes, petroleum systems, and new methods of geological analysis and modeling. This book provides both researchers and practitioners with the basic principles necessary to grasp the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally. Provides the principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools Presents the tectonics of the world through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic location Serves as the ideal introductory overview and complementary reference to the core concepts of regional geology and tectonics offered in volumes two and three in the series

Precambrian Basins of India

Stratigraphic and Tectonic Context
Author: R. Mazumder,P.G. Eriksson
Publisher: Geological Society of London
ISBN: 1862397236
Category: Science
Page: 352
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This Memoir provides a comprehensive review of the Precambrian basins of the four Archaean nuclei of India (Dharwar, Bastar, Singhbhum and Aravalli-Bundelkhand), encompassing descriptions of the time-space distribution of sedimentary-volcanic successions, the interrelationship between tectonics and sedimentation, and basin histories. Studies of 22 basins within the framework of an international basin classification scheme deepen an understanding of the basin architecture especially for cratonic basins. Most Indian sedimentary successions formed as cratonic to extensional-margin rift and thermal-sag basins, some reflecting mantle plume movement, subcrustal heating or far-field stress. This Memoir shows that Phanerozoic plate-tectonic and sequence stratigraphic principles can be applied to the Precambrian basins of large Archaean provinces. The differences between the stratigraphic architecture of the Indian Precambrian and examples of Phanerozoic basin-fill successions elsewhere are ascribed to variable rates and intensities of the controls on accommodation and sediment supply, and changes inherent in the evolution of the hydrosphere-atmosphere and biosphere systems.

New Frontiers in Tectonic Research

General Problems, Sedimentary Basins and Island Arcs
Author: Evgenii Sharkov
Publisher: IntechOpen
ISBN: 9789533075952
Category: Science
Page: 368
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This book is devoted to different aspects of tectonic research. Syntheses of recent and earlier works, combined with new results and interpretations, are presented in this book for diverse tectonic settings. Most of the chapters include up-to-date material of detailed geological investigations, often combined with geophysical data, which can help understand more clearly the essence of mechanisms of different tectonic processes. Some chapters are dedicated to general problems of tectonics. Another block of chapters is devoted to sedimentary basins and special attention in this book is given to tectonic processes on active plate margins.

Centennial Articles

Reprinted from Volume 100, Geological Society of America Bulletin
Author: Robert D. Hatcher,William A. Thomas,Geological Society of America
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813722535
Category: Science
Page: 463
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Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis


Author: David G. Roberts,A.W. Bally
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0444530428
Category: Science
Page: 900
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Expert petroleum geologists David Roberts and Albert Bally bring you Regional Geology and Tectonics: Principles of Geologic Analysis, volume one in a three-volume series covering Phanerozoic regional geology and tectonics. It has been written to provide you with a detailed overview of geologic rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins, it features the basic principles necessary to grasping the conceptual approaches to hydrocarbon exploration in a broad range of geological settings globally. Named a 2013 Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association's Choice publication A "how-to" regional geology primer that provides a detailed overview of tectonics, rift systems, passive margins, and cratonic basins The principles of regional geological analysis and the main geological and geophysical tools are discussed in detail. The tectonics of the world are captured and identified in detail through a series of unique geographic maps, allowing quick access to exact tectonic locations. Serves as the ideal introductory overview and complementary reference to the core concepts of regional geology and tectonics offered in volumes two and three in the series.

The Arctic Seas

Climatology, Oceanography, Geology, and Biology
Author: Yvonne Herman
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461306779
Category: Science
Page: 888
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The Arctic region has long held a fascination for explorers and scientists of many countries. Despite the numerous voyages of exploration, the na ture of the central Arctic was unknown only 90 years ago; it was believed to be a shallow sea dotted with islands. During Nansen's historic voyage on the polarship Fram, which commenced in 1893, the great depth of the central basin was discovered. In the Soviet Union, investigation of the Arctic Ocean became national policy after 1917. Today research at several scientific institutions there is devoted primarily to the study of the North Polar Ocean and seas. The systematic exploration of the Arctic by the United States com menced in 1951. Research has been conducted year-round from drifting ice islands, which are tabular fragments of glacier ice that break away from ice shelves. Most frequently, ice islands originate off the northern coast of Ellesmere Island. These research platforms are occupied as weather sta tions, as well as for oceanographic and geophysical studies. Several inter national projects, conducted by Canadian, European, and U. S. groups, have been underway during the last three decades. Although much new data have accumulated since the publication of the Marine Geology and Oceanography of the Arctic Seas volume in 1974 (Yvonne Herman, ed. ), in various fields of polar research-including present-day ice cover, hydrogra phy, fauna, flora, and geology-many questions remain to be answered.

Investigations Into the Tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau


Author: B. C. Burchfiel,Erchie Wang
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813724449
Category: Science
Page: 122
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"This volume includes a variety of papers on the tectonics of the Tibetan Plateau and the Iranian Plateau that were presented at the first joint meeting between the Geological Society of America and the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Each paper deals with a different aspect of the geology and/or the geophysics of the tectonic evolution of the plateau. Although most of the papers discuss areas in the northeastern part of the plateau, one concentrates on the complexity of the Cenozoic shear zones in Yunnan and one focuses on the late Cenozoic extensional tectonism along the western margin of the Iranian Plateau. Several papers discuss aspects of Tibetan tectonics not covered in any other papers and arrive at unique interpretations."--Publisher's website.

Physical Principles of Sedimentary Basin Analysis


Author: Magnus Wangen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521761255
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 527
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modelling of basins for graduate students, researchers and oil industry professionals." --Book Jacket.