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Principles of Practical Tectonic Analysis of Cratonic Regions

With Particular Reference to Western North America

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Part of the Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences book series (LNEARTH, volume 84)

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Introduction

Steep crystalline-basement faults, commonly indicated by potential-field anomalies, played a crucial role in evolution of continental cratonic platforms. In the Phanerozoic Western Canada Sedimentary Province, history of crustal block movements and warps is reconstructed from the distribution of depocenters, lithofacies and structures in structural-formational étages in sedimentary cover. Each étage is a rock succession formed during a particular tectonic stage; regional tectonic restructuring closes each stage, and the next stage represents a new tectonic regime. Practical tectonic analysis, based on observation of rocks and geophysical data, is a reliable guide for deciphering a region's geologic history and for resource exploration.

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Canada Geophysik Kanada Plattformen Sediment Stratigraphie Tektonik evolution geophysics platforms stratigraphy tectonics

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Principles of Practical Tectonic Analysis of Cratonic Regions
  • Book Subtitle With Particular Reference to Western North America
  • Authors Henry Lyatsky
    Gerald M. Friedman
    Vadim B. Lyatsky
  • Series Title Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
  • Series Abbreviated Title Lect Notes Earth Sci
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/BFb0010364
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-65346-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-49396-9
  • Series ISSN 0930-0317
  • Series E-ISSN 1613-2580
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 372
  • Number of Illustrations 95 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geology
    Sedimentology
    Geophysics/Geodesy
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