Thrust tectonics, thin skinned or thick skinned, and the continuation of thrusts to deep in the crust

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doi: 10.1016/0191-8141(83)90037-8
Authors:Coward, M. P.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Leeds Univ., Dep. Earth Sci., Leeds LS2 9JT, United Kingdom
Volume Title:Balanced cross-sections and their geological significance; a memorial to David Elliott
Source:Balanced cross-sections and their geological significance; a memorial to David Elliott. Journal of Structural Geology, 5(2), p.113-123. Publisher: Pergamon, Oxford-New York, International. ISSN: 0191-8141
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 2 p. refs.
Summary:The geometry of thin-skinned thrust zones, where the thrusts shallow out at depth, and of thicker-skinned fault zones where much of the crust is involved and where the thrusts are frequently observed to become steeper downwards, are analysed. The reasons for this steepening downwards are considered. [M.E.J.]
Subjects:Continental crust; Crust; Depth; Displacements; Fault zones; Faults; Folds; Mantle; Nappes; Overthrust faults; Sedimentary cover; Strike-slip faults; Structural geology; Tectonics; Thick-skinned tectonics; Thin-skinned tectonics; Uplifts; Upper mantle; Asia; Hazara Pakistan; Himalayas; Indian Peninsula; Jammu and Kashmir; Kashmir; Kohistan; Nanga Parbat; North-West Frontier Pakistan; Pakistan; Sections
Abstract Numbers:84M/1947
Record ID:1985060246
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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