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THICK-SKINNED TECTONICS [1 record]

Record 1 2009-06-10

English

Subject field(s)
  • Tectonics
CONT

The collision of such an arc ... with the Laurentian margin and the accreted ophiolites might account for the transition from regional deformation dominated by obduction-related and thin-skinned tectonics to a tectonic style dominated by thick-skinned basement tectonics, and would have induced the formation of the southeast-verging backthrusts and backfolds in the metamorphic rocks of the internal Humber Zone and the adjacent ophiolites ...

CONT

The orogeny was a mountain-building event characterized by basement-involved uplifts along high-angle reverse faults (thick-skinned tectonics), located 800 miles (1,287 km) inland from the subduction zone purported to cause it.

OBS

Pliocene salt and active Quaternary basement normal faulting resulted in the development of numerous salt structures and in different degrees of decoupling between thick-skinned basement tectonics and thin-skinned cover tectonics ...

OBS

thick-skinned tectonics: term used at Natural Resources Canada - Earth Sciences Sector.

Key term(s)
  • thick-skin tectonics
  • thick skin tectonics
  • thick skinned tectonics

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tectonique
CONT

Tectonique à couche superficielle mince et épaisse dans les Pyrénées.

Spanish

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