Andean Tectonics
  • Author : Brian K. Horton
  • Release Date : 19 June 2019
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Genre : Science
  • Pages : 743
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128160107

Andean Tectonics Book Summary

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,Andres Folguera
Publisher : Elsevier
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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 ...

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
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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 ...

Andean Structural Styles

Andean Structural Styles

Author : Gonzalo Zamora,Andrés Mora
Publisher : Elsevier
Genre : Science
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Andean Structural Styles: A Seismic Atlas is a comprehensive reference illustrating the variability in structural styles and hydrocarbon traps that exist in the Andean chain. The Andean chain, stretching over more than 5,000 km (3,000 mi) from Venezuela to Argentina, contains a large number of sedimentary basins which have developed in a ...

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Author : Soumyajit Mukherjee
Publisher : Springer Nature
Genre : Science
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This book is the second volume of an edited work aiming to help novice geologists to explore terrains independently. Geoscience fieldwork with focus on structural geology and tectonics has become more important in the last few years from both academic and industrial perspectives. This book also works as a resource ...

Stratabound Ore Deposits in the Andes

Stratabound Ore Deposits in the Andes

Author : Lluis Fontbote,G.Christian Amstutz,Miguel Cardozo,Esteban Cedillo,Jose Frutos
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
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The present volume Stratabound Ore Deposits in the Andes has its roots in an international seminar on stratabound ore deposits which took place in September 1986 in Cusco, Peru, sponsored by Multi ciencias (Peru) and UNESCO. During this seminar it became clear that the amount and quality of research done on ...