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Extensional Tectonics: Regional-scale Processes (part 1)

Product Code: KIETI
Series: GSL Key Issues in Earth Sciences - print copy
Author/Editor: Complied by R E Holdsworth & J P Turner
Publication Date: 09 December 2002
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This book forms the first of a two part volume containing a compilation of 35 classic papers on extensional tectonics, with particular emphasis on petroleum-related features. Each part comprises a set of scientifically significant papers from the last 20 years taken from the

Journal of the Geological Society and various Special Publications of the Geological Society. The present volume focuses on regional scale processes under the headings: Mechanical and Thermal Consequences of Extensional Basin Formation; Stratigraphic Consequences of Extensional Tectonics; and the Uplift and Erosion of Sedimentary Basins and the Role of Overpressure. The book begins with a new scientific and historical review of the subject and the context of the papers contained therein.

By compiling some of the most important papers on extensional tectonics Bob Holdsworth & Johnathan Turner have created a volume intended for a wide readership. It is of special relevance to MSc and PhD students working in any Petroleum-related scientific field and to Petroleum industry geoscientists around the world. It is also of great use to undergraduates studying courses on Structural Geology/Tectonics, Petroleum Geology, Basin Dynamics etc.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-114-9
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-114-7
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Weight: 1.2 kg


Extensional tectonics; regional-scale processes, J.P. Turner
Mechanical and thermal consequences of extensional basin formation Plate tectonics and the evolution of the British Isles, J.F. Dewey
• Lithospheric stretching, detached normal faulting and footwall uplift, M.P. Coward, J.F. Dewey & P.L. Hancock
• Crustal extension in the Basin and Range Province, southwestern United States, M.P. Coward, J.F. Dewey & P.L. Hancock
• The extensional strength of the continental lithosphere; its dependence on geothermal gradient, and crustal composition and thickness, N.J. Kusznir & R.G. Park
• Developments in the structural geology of rights over the last decade and their impact on hydrocarbon exploration, C.K. Morley
• The formation of passive margins: constraints from the costal structure and segmentation of deep Galicia margin, Spain, G. Boillott, M.O. Beslier, C.M. Krawczyk, D. Rappin & T.J. Reston
Stratigraphic consequences of extensional tectonics
• Sedimentary models for extensional tilt-block/half graben basin, M.R. Leeder, R.L. Gawthorpe
• Sedimentation and tectonic geomorphology adjacent to major active and inactive normal faults, southern Greece, M.R. Leeder
• forward and reverse modeling a rift basin formation, N. Kusznir, A. Roberts & C.K. Morley
The uplift and erosion of sedimentary basins and the role of overpressure Some geometrical characteristics of inversion, A.B. Hayward & R.H. Graham
• Geometry and kinematics of inversion tectonics, G.D. Williams, C.M. Powell & M.A. Cooper
• Selective fault reactivation during basin inversion: potential for fluid redistribution through fault-valve action, R.H. Sibson
• Influence of salt on fault geometry: examples from the UK salt basins, S.A. Stewart, M.J. Harvey, S.C. Otto & P.J. Weston
• The link between sedimentary basin inversion and igneous underplating, J. Brodie & N. White
• Transient regional uplift in the Early Tertiary of the northern North sea and the development of the Iceland plume, P.A. Nadin, N.J. Kusznir & J. Toth
• Linking onshore & offshore structures: Mesozoic extension in the Scottish Highlands, A.M. Roberts & R.E. Holdsworth


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