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Geokinematics: Prelude to Geodynamics

By: R H Pilger

280 pages, 187 illus


Hardback | Dec 2003 | #141685 | ISBN: 354000548X
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This multifaceted study explores new directions for plate tectonic research, especially as a guide for future geodynamic modelling of the Earth. In particular, it equips readers with a plate-tectonic toolbox for applications and reconstruction analysis, including new continuous calculation methods.


Introduction.- Proper Reference Frames: Hotspots, Paleomagnetism, Paleoclimate.- Plate Kinematic and Reconstruction Fundamentals.- Kinematic and Reconstruction Modeling with Continuously Varying Parameters.- An Inverse Model.- Hotspot Trace Patterns.- Contemporary Stress Fields.- Observed and Predicted Stress Orientations from Plate-Hotspot Motions.- Paleomagnetic Reference Frame.- Back Arc Spreading Centers.- Hotspot Reference Frames: The Necessity of Mesoplates.- Mesoplates and the Origin of Hotspots.- Fracture Reservoirs and Intraplate Stresses.- Conclusion.

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