A mechanical model for the reactivation of compartmental faults in basement thrust sheets, Muzelle region, Western Alps

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.154.1.0123
Authors:Wibberley, C. A. J.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
University of Leeds, Department of Earth Sciences, Leeds, United Kingdom
University of Durham, United Kingdom
Volume Title:role of basement reactivation in continental deformation
Volume Authors:Butler, R. W. H., editor; Holdsworth, R. E.; Lloyd, G. E.
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, Vol.154 (Part 1), p.123-128; Discussion meeting on The role of basement reactivation in continental deformation, Burlington House, United Kingdom, March 6-7, 1996, edited by R. W. H. Butler, R. E. Holdsworth and G. E. Lloyd. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1997
Note:In English. 21 refs.; illus., incl. block diag., sketch map
Summary:It is popular, especially in studies using sub-surface data, to relate the localization of deformation within cover sequences to the reactivation of basement faults beneath. This paper provides an example (from the French Alps, W of Grenoble) of how the converse is true, namely that deformation mechanisms within the cover, and the differing rheologies of basement and cover rocks, can control basement reactivation. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Alpine Orogeny; Basement tectonics; Compression tectonics; Displacements; Faults; Mathematical models; Mechanics; Mesozoic; Orogeny; Reactivation; Strike-slip faults; Tectonics; Three-dimensional models; Thrust sheets; Alps; Dauphine Alps; Europe; France; Pelvoux Massif; Western Alps; Western Europe; Vallon Fault
Abstract Numbers:97M/3012
Record ID:1997056635
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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