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Geodynamics of the Western Pacific-Indonesian Region

Geodynamics of the Western Pacific-Indonesian Region

Thomas W. C. Hilde (Editor), Selya Uyeda (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-67036-1

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

457 pages

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Description

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geodynamics Series, Volume 11.

The contributions to this volume have been organized into two categories: General Studies, which deal with the dynamic processes, and the systematic geological and geophysical relationships of importance to the region as a whole; and Regional Studies, which focus on specific areas and features of the Western Pacific. The composition of the volume reflects the research efforts undertaken in the Western Pacific within the framework of the Geodynamics Project, by the countries of the region and by other countries concerned with the geodynamics of the Western Pacific. The new understanding of the dynamics and development of the trench-arc-backarc systems, and the dynamic relationship of the Western Pacific basin lithosphere and ancient continental margins with trench-arc-backarc development, brought about through the Geodynamics Project, is a major advancement in the geosciences. Much of these new findings is contained in this volume. The editors wish to thank all of the authors for their outstanding contributions, and for their patience with the editing process and assembly of the publication.

FOREWORD
C.L. Drake and A.L. Hales  1

PREFACE
V.V. Beloussov  3

TASMAN OROGEN, AUSTRALIA
M.J. Rickard, B.A. Duff, R.J. Korsh, E.J. Heidecker, E. Scheibner, and N.J. Turner  5

GEODYNAMICS OF THE CAPE FOLD BELT IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, A SUMMARY
I.W. Halbich  21

A POSSIBLE MODEL FOR THE DAMARA OROGEN IN THE LIGHT OF RECENT DATA
R. McG. Miller  31

EXPLANATION OF THE UPINGTON GEOTRAVERSE, SOUTH AFRICA
C.W. Stowe  35

THE SCANDINAVIAN CALEDONIDES
D.G. Gee, R. Gorbatschev, and H. Ramberg  45

TWO GEOTRAVERSES ACROSS THE IBERO-ARMORICAN VARISCAN OF WESTERN EUROPE
P. Matte  53

PROFILES THROUGH THE WESTERN ALPS
J. Debelmas, A. Escher, and R. Trumpy  83

CORRELATION OF ENDOGENOUS PROCESSES IN THE ALPINE CYCLE OF THE CAUCASUS
A.M. Borsuk and V.N. Sholpo  97

CORRELATION OF ENDOGENOUS PROCESSES AND THEIR ROLE IN THE EARLY PRECAMBRIAN
CRUSTAL DEVELOPMENT OF SOUTHERN EAST SIBERIA 
V.V. Ez  145

A GEOTRAVERSE THROUGH THE APPALACHIANS OF NORTHERN NEWFOUNDLAND
J.F. Dewey, M.J. Kennedy, and W.S.F. Kidd  205

THE NORTHERN APPALACHIAN TRAVERSES IN THE MARITIMES OF CANADA
N. Rast  243

GEOLOGICAL PROFILES THROUGH THE AVALONIAN TERRAIN OF SOUTHEASTERN MASSACHUSETTS,
RHODE ISLAND, AND EASTERN CONNECTICUT, U.S.A.
J.W. Skehan, S.J.  275

GEODYNAMICS TRANSECT OF THE APPALACHIAN OROGEN IN ALABAMA
T.L. Neathery and W.A. Thomas  301

APPENDIX
H.J. Zwart  309