Developments in Geotectonics, 17: Mechanism of Graben Formation covers the papers of an ICG Symposium held during the 17th IUGG General Assembly in Canberra, Australia on December 5, 1979. The book focuses on the formation, behavior, and mechanisms of grabens.
The selection first offers information on crustal doming and the mechanism of continental rifting, mechanisms of continental riftogenesis, and thermal regimes, mantle diapirs, and crustal stresses of continental rifts. The text then ponders on crustal uplift and the propagation of failure zones and parameterized rift development and upper mantle anomalies.
The publication surveys the continental rift system of the Rhinegraben-structure, physical properties, and dynamical processes and an example of the intrusion of asthenospheric material into the lithosphere as the cause of disruption of lithospheric plates. Regional stress field and rifting in Western Europe and the nature of greenstone belts in the Precambrian are also discussed.
The selection is a dependable source of information for geologists and readers interested in the formation of grabens.
Preface Modeling Graben Formation Crustal Doming and the Mechanism of Continental Rifting Mechanisms of Continental Riftogenesis Thermal Regimes, Mantle Diapirs, and Crustal Stresses of Continental Rifts Crustal Uplift and the Propagation of Failure Zones Parameterized Rift Development and Upper Mantle Anomalies The Central European Graben System: Rifting Imitated by Clay Modelling Crust and Mantle Structure The Continental Rift System of the Rhinegraben — Structure, Physical Properties and Dynamical Processes The Baikal Rift: An Example of the Intrusion of Asthenospheric Material into the Lithosphere as the Cause of Disruption of Lithospheric Plates Stress Regime, Strain Release and Geothermal Implications Regional Stress Field and Rifting in Western Europe Rhinegraben: Horizontal Stylolites Indicating Stress Regimes of Earlier Stages of Rifting Recent Height Changes in the Central Segment of the Rhinegraben and its Adjacent Shoulders Geothermal Systems in the Upper Rhine Graben and Northern Black Forest: A Chemical and Stable Isotope Study A Model for Hydrothermal Convection in the Rhine Graben and its Tectonic Implications Geological Contributions: Active Rifts Graben Formation — The Maltese Islands — A Case History Two Phases of Cretaceous—Tertiary Magmatism in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: Paleomagnetic, Chemical and K-Ar Evidence Geological Contributions: Extinct Rift Valleys On the Nature of Greenstone Belts in the Precambrian Aulacogens of Ancient Platforms: Problems of their Origin and Tectonic Development Epilogue Mechanism of Graben Formation
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- © Elsevier 1981
- 1st January 1981
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