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Andean Tectonics

Andean Tectonics
  • Author : Brian K. Horton
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 June 2019
  • ISBN : 0128160101
  • Pages : 743 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
GET THIS BOOKAndean Tectonics

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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


Andean Tectonics

Andean Tectonics
  • Author : Brian K. Horton,Andrés Folguera
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKAndean Tectonics

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


Andean Tectonics

Andean Tectonics
  • Author : Brian K. Horton,Andrés Folguera
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 19 June 2019
GET THIS BOOKAndean Tectonics

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



Tectonics of the Southern Central Andes

Tectonics of the Southern Central Andes
  • Author : Klaus-Joachim Reutter,Ekkehard Scheuber,Peter Wigger
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKTectonics of the Southern Central Andes

together with contributions by invited geoscientists The Central Andes, whose orogenic activity is so impressively documented by recent volcanism and and counterparts from other countries, during a workshop held in Berlin, 23-25 May 1990. A great earthquakes, have always attracted the attention of geoscientists. This interest became even more accen number of the papers presented at this workshop are tuated since, a quarter of a century ago, Plate included in this volume. While most of the chapters Tectonics became the basis


Geomorphology and Global Tectonics

Geomorphology and Global Tectonics
  • Author : Michael A. Summerfield
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Release : 07 April 2000
GET THIS BOOKGeomorphology and Global Tectonics

Presents the state of current research on the inter-relationships between global tectonics and macroscale landscape development across a wide range of topics and study areas. The last 10 years have witnessed a remarkable growth in interest in the relationships between global tectonics and the Earth's maroscale topographic features. This new research emphasis has emerged from a range of practitioners within the earth sciences, including geophysicists concerned with what can be learnt about tectonic processes from their topographic effects, geologists interested in


The Andes

The Andes
  • Author : Onno Oncken,Guillermo Chong,Gerhard Franz,Peter Giese,Hans-Jürgen Götze,Victor A. Ramos,M.R. Strecker,Peter Wigger
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 22 November 2006
GET THIS BOOKThe Andes

This book provides the first comprehensive overview of a complete subduction orogen, the Andes. To date the results provide the densest and most highly resolved geophysical image of an active subduction orogen.


Geology and Tectonics of Northwestern South America

Geology and Tectonics of Northwestern South America
  • Author : Fabio Cediel,Robert Peter Shaw
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 10 August 2018
GET THIS BOOKGeology and Tectonics of Northwestern South America

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the geological evolution of the Northern Andes and contiguous shield areas, with a focus upon Colombia. Updated geological interpretations are supported by modern lithogeochemical, seismic, gravity and magnetic data and radiogenic isotope and radiometric age determinations. The composite data permits a detailed interpretation of the tectono-magmatic history of the Northern Andean Block, including the Andes of Colombia, northern Ecuador, western Venezuela and eastern Panamá. Tectonic reconstructions based upon characterization of more than thirty







Tectonics of the Southern Central Andes

Tectonics of the Southern Central Andes
  • Author : Klaus-Joachim Reutter,Ekkehard Scheuber,Peter Wigger
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
GET THIS BOOKTectonics of the Southern Central Andes

together with contributions by invited geoscientists The Central Andes, whose orogenic activity is so impressively documented by recent volcanism and and counterparts from other countries, during a workshop held in Berlin, 23-25 May 1990. A great earthquakes, have always attracted the attention of geoscientists. This interest became even more accen number of the papers presented at this workshop are tuated since, a quarter of a century ago, Plate included in this volume. While most of the chapters Tectonics became the basis