Understanding an Orogenic Belt: Structural Evolution of the Himalaya (Springer Geology) (Hardcover)

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The book provides a model for structural evolution of the Himalaya with relevant background information so that earth scientists of other specialization will find it easy to comprehend. Hence the book is divided into two parts. The first part describes the basic principles of structural geology that are required to understand the evolutionary model described in the second part.

The book incorporates some of the ignored structural features, e.g. Pre-Himalayan rift tectonics, reactivation of faults, simultaneous development of folds and thrust faults, superposed folds, strike-slip faults developed during the early and superposed deformation, problems with the GPS data, erratic crustal shortening obtained by restoration of deformed sections, etc. The proposed model is essentially based on inversion tectonics and provides answers to some unsolved questions. It describes the accurate structure of the Himalaya as a primary arc. Supporting evidence for the model have also come from model deformation under controlled boundary conditions and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility studies.



Product Details
ISBN: 9783319055879
ISBN-10: 3319055879
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: July 28th, 2014
Pages: 401
Language: English
Series: Springer Geology