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Geodynamics

By: L Jolivet and NC Nataf
Publisher: A A Balkema
Geodynamics
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Describes displacements at the surface and the interior of the earth, and the driving mechanism of these displacements.

Contents

Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction 1. PLATE TECTONICS: 1. Introduction; 2. Plate kinematics; 2. PLATE BOUNDARIES: 1. Mid-oceanic ridges; 2. Intraoceanic transform faults; 3. Subduction; 3. DEFORMATION OF PLATES: 1. Deformation and displacements; 2. Rheology of the lithosphere; 3. Forces; 4. Methods of determination of continental deformation; 5. Intracontinental transform faults: San Andreas Fault; 6. Fragmentation of continents and extensional tectonics; 7. Deformation of the upper plate in subduction zones; 8. Obduction of ophiolites, a prelude to collision; 9. Continental collision: deformation of Asia 4. DRIVING FORCE OF PLATE MOTIONS AND DEFORMATIONS: MANTLE CONVECTION: 1. Deep-level structure of the earth: a review; 2. Convection; 3. Influence of Rheology on Convection; 4. Plates: a manifestation of mantle convection; 5. Heterogeneities in the mantle; 6. Global dynamics; 7. Hot spots; Conclusion; References; Index;

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By: L Jolivet and NC Nataf
Publisher: A A Balkema
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