Geodynamics: Progress and Prospects
Geodynamics: Progress and Prospects
Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union
Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Special Publications Series.
In 1970 the President of ICSU invited member countries to establish national committees for the Geodynamics Project. At the same time the Inter-Union Commission on Geodynamics was established to administer the activities of the Project.
To implement its activities, the ICG established ten Working Groups that are not organized as listed below:
1. Geodynamics of the Western Pacific-Indonesian region.
2. Geodynamics of the Eastern Pacific Region, Caribbean and Scotia arcs.
3. Geodynamics of the Alpine-Himalayan Region, West.
4. Geodynamics of Continental and Oceanic Rifts.
5. Properties and Processes in the Earth's Interior.
6. Geodynamics of the Alpine-Himalayan region, East.
7. Geodynamics of Plate Interiors.
8. Convections between Continental and Oceanic Structures.
9. History and Interaction of Tectonic, Magmatic and Metamorphic Processes.
10. Global Syntheses and Paleoreconstruction.
Tectonic History of the Western Pacific
T. W. C. Hilde, S. Uyeda, and L. Kroenke 1
The Nazca Plate
L. Kulm 16
Cocos Plate Study Group
L. D. Castillo 20
Caribbean Study Group
J. D. Weaver 22
Ophiolites and Pelagic Sediments in the Alpine Mediterranean Region
K. J. Hsu 24
Messinian Events in the Mediterranean
C. W. Drooger 29
Paleomagnetic Studies in the Alpine-Mediterranean Area
F. J. Vine 32
A Geotraverse Through the Eastern and Southern Alps
H. Bogel and H. Closs 35
A Dynamic Model of the Hellenic Arc Deduced From Geophysical Data
J. Makris 41
Report on Contemporary Movements
N. Canitez 47
Dynamics of the North Anatolian Fault
N. Canitez 50
Iceland—Oceanic or Continental?
G. Pdlmason and G. E. Sigvaldason 56
Central European Rifts: Stress Field and Pattern Recognition
J. H. lilies and G. Greiner 59
The East African Rift System
B. C, King and L. A. J. Williams 63
The East African Rift System—Geophysical Aspects
R. W. Girdler 75
Ethiopian Rift System
P. Mohr and P. Gouin 81
Frontier Report Working Group 5: Properties and Processes of the Earth's Interior
O. L. Anderson 88
Theoretical Solid Earth Geophysics
E. Boschi, F. D. Stacey, and W. M. Zharkov 89
Physical Properties of the Materials of the Earth's Interior
R. J. OVonnell, T. J. Shankland, and R. C. Lieberman 94
Plastic Flow in the Deep Crust and Upper Mantle
A. Nicolas and C. B. Raleigh 99
Mineralogy and Petrology of the Earth's Interior
D. H. Green and N. V. Sobolev 103
Experimental Petrology and High Pressures and Temperatures
S. Akimoto 106
Geochemical Constraints on Models of Mantle Dynamics
L. B. Nicolaysen 109
The Colliding Continents in the Himalaya
D. K. Ray 115
Epeirogenic Movements of Regional Extent
L. N. Kailasam 119
Rayleigh Wave Group Velocities Between New Delhi, India, and Shiraz, Iran, Extending to Long
H. K. Gupta, D. C. Nyman and M. Landisman 121
The Seismic Experiment in the Northern Pamirs
S. A. Aliev, N. A. Beliaevsky, E. M. Butovskaya, B. S. Volvovsky, I. S. Volvovsky, G. V. Krasnopevtseva, V. A. Pak, M. K. Polshkov, V. I. Rubailo, V. B. Sollogub, B. B. Tal-Virsky, F. S. Tregub, I. Kh. Khamrabayev, and G. E. Kharechko 128
Frontier Report on Dynamics of Plate Interiors, Introduction 137
D. E. Ajakaiye 148
The Icelandic Transverse Ridge—Evidence of Evolution of a Mantle Hot Spot
M. H. P. Bott 150
The Walvis Ridge: A Review
R. V. Dingle and E. S. W. Simpson 160
Microcontinents and Their Significance
R. A. Scrutton 111
History and Interactions of Tectonic, Metamorphic and Magmatic Processes
V. V. Beloussov 190
Profiles Across the Northern Appalachians of Maritime Canada
N. Rast, P. Stringer, and K. B. S. Burke 193
Correlation of Endogenous Processes in the Great Caucasus and Adjacent Part of the Scythian
A. M. Borsuk, and V. N. Sholpo 203
Global Syntheses of Evidence Leading to the Reconstruction of Distribution of Continents and
Oceans Through Time
D. A. Valencio 229
Description and Analysis of Recent Tectonic Movements
N. Pavoni 235
Recent Crustal Movements and Neotectonics of the Middle East
N. Pavoni 236