Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building

Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building

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The thematic set of 32 papers in this Special Publication celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 1907 Memoir on The Geological Structure of the North-West Highlands of Scotland by placing the original findings in both historical and modern contexts, and juxtaposing them against present-day studies of deformation processes operating not only in the NW Highlands, but also in other mountain belts.... SUMMER J. BROWN1 aamp; BRIAN COOK3 1 Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia 24061 , USA ... Quartz c- and a-axis fabrics qualitatively indicate an increase in non-coaxial deformation (top-to-the-west) traced ... 2006; Law et al. ... 2010) and ductile nappes in these orogens are often dominated by a pervasive subhorizontal foliation, which is ... in transport- parallel lengthening of thrust sheets and subsequent extrusion of material towards the synorogenicanbsp;...

Title:Continental Tectonics and Mountain Building
Author: Richard D. Law
Publisher:Geological Society of London - 2010

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