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Dynamics of Plate Interiors

Dynamics of Plate Interiors

A. W. Bally (Editor), P. L. Bender (Editor), T. R. McGetchin (Editor), R. I. Walcott (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-67017-0

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

162 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 1.

The focus of the International Geodynamics Project, 1970–1979, was the movements of the surface and upper part of the earth's interior and it was recognized that most of the deformation occurs along narrow belts between the lithospheric plates. Also important to understanding earth process were those motions, primarily vertical that occurred within the plates, remote from plate boundaries. For this reason one of the 10 working groups set up in 1971 was working group 7 with the title "Eperogenic movements of regional extent" under the chairmanship of Dr. J. Tuzo Wilson. In 1974, after Dr. Wilson resigned following his retirement as Principal of Erindale College, University of Toronto, the Bureau of the Inter-Union Commission on Geodynamics appointed Dr. R. I. Walcott as chairman and the name of his working group was changed to "Dynamics of Plate Interiors". The objective of its programme was to determine the nature and origin of the dynamics of the more stable regions of the earth.

Foreword
A. L. Hales and C. L. Drake  1

Preface
R. I. Walcott  3

PART 1 FORMATION AND SUBSIDENCE OF SEDIMENTARY BASINS

Basins and Subsidence- A Summary
A. W. Bally  5

Models for the Evolution of Sedimentary Basins
D. Turcotte  21

Mechanisms of Subsidence at Passive Continental Margins
M. H. P. Bott  27

The Origin of Vertical Crustal Movements Within Lithospheric Plates
E. V. Artyushkov, A. E. Shlesinger, and A. L. Yanshin  37

Dynamics of the Russian and West Siberian Platforms
A. L. A leinikov, O. V. Be llavin, Yu. P. Bulashevich, I. F. Tavrin,  E. M. Maksimov, M. Ya. Rudkevich, V. D. Nalivkin, N. V. Shablinskaya, and V. S. Surkov  53

Basins of the Australian Craton and Margin
J. J. Veevers  73

Genesis and Geodynamic Evolution of the Taoudeni Cratonic Basin (Upper Precambrian and Paleozoic), Western Africa
G. Bronner, J. Roussel, and R. Trompette  81

Subsidence of the Paris Basin From the Lias to the Late Cretaceous
Cl. Megnien and Ch. Pomerol  91

The Michigan Bas in
N.H. Sleep and L. L. Sloss  93

PART 2 PLATEAU UPLIFTS

Mode and Mechanisms of Plateau Uplifts
T. R. McGetchin, K. C. Burke, G. A. Thompson, and R. A. Young  99

PART 3 GLACIAL ISOSTASY

Models of Glacial Isostasy and the Relative Sea Level
W. R. Peltier  111

PART 4 PRESENT CRUSTAL MOVemENTS AND INSTRUMENTAL OBSERVATIONS

Instrumental Observations of the Movements of Plate Interiors, Introduction
W. Kaula  129

Releveling Data in North America: Implications for Vertical Motions of Plate Interiors
L. P. Brown and R. E. Reilinger  131

The State of Stress in the Plates
N. C. Gay  145

Improved Methods for Measuring Present Crustal Movements
P. L. Bender 155