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Surge tectonics :a new hypothesis of global geodynamics

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This monograph presents an integrated view of the origin of continents, ocean basins, mountain belts and other tectonic features. It is shown that all tectonic belts originate through a single mechanism and that this mechanism can be described in terms of the laws of physics, especially Newton's three laws of motion, and their derivatives - Pascal's law, Stokes's law, the Peach-Köhler force (a derivative of the law of gravity), Poiseuille's law, the Navier-Stokes equations and the Navier-Coulomb maximum stress theory. This book will be of interest to scientists and researchers in many disciplines, not just geology and geophysics, but also fluid mechanics and related fields. The targeted audience includes advanced geology and geophysics majors, graduate students at all levels and all persons involved in structural geology, tectonics, igneous geochemistry and mineral exploration.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [264]-317) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface. 1: Why a New Hypothesis? 1. Introduction. 2. Former and Current Concepts of Earth Dynamics. 3. Conclusion. 2: Unraveling Earth History: Tectonic Data Sets. 1. Data Availability. 2. New Data Acquisition. 3. Data Sets Unexplained in Current Tectonic Models: Foundation for a New Hypothesis. 4. Conclusion. 3: Surge Tectonics. 1. Introduction. 2. Velocity Structure of the Earth's Outer Shells. 3. Contraction. 4. Contraction as an Explanation of Earth Dynamics. 5. Review of Surge and Related Concepts in Earth-Dynamic Theory. 6. Geotectonic Cycle of Surge Tectonics. 7. Pascal's Law - the Core of Tectogenesis. 8. Evidence for the Existence of Surge Channels. 9. Geometry of Surge Channels. 10. Demonstration of Tangential Flow in Surge Channels. 11. Mechanisms for Eastward Surge. 12. Classification of Surge Channels. 13. K Structures. 14. Criteria for the Identification of Surge Channels. 4: Examples of Surge Channels. 1. Ocean-Basin Surge Channels. 2. Surge Channels of Continental Margins. 3. Continental Surge Channels. 4. Surge Channels in Zones of Transtension-Transpression. 5: The Tectonic Evolution of Southeast Asia - A Regional Application of the Surge-Tectonics Hypothesis. 1. Surge Tectonic Framework. 2. Surge-Tectonic History. 6: Magma Floods, Flood Basalts, and Surge Tectonics. 1. Introduction. 2. Descriptions of Selected Continental Flood-Basalt Provinces. 3. The Use of Geochemistry in Identifying Flood Basalts. 4. Geochemical Comparisons among Basalts Erupted in Different Tectonic Settings. 5. Duration of Individual Basalt Floods. 6. Flood-Basalt Provinces and Frequency in Geologic Time. 7. Non-Basalt Flood Volcanism in Flood-Basalt Provinces. 8. Flood Basalts or Magma Floods? 9. Surge-Tectonics Origin of Magma Floods. 7: Conclusions. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792341567
Other:
Meyerhoff, A. A.
Publisher:
Springer
Author:
Kamen-Kaye, M.
Author:
Meyerhoff
Author:
Morris, A.E.L.
Author:
Donna Meyerhoff Hull
Author:
Choi, Dong R.
Author:
Bhat, Mohammad I.
Author:
Taner, Irfan
Author:
Agocs, W.B.
Author:
Taner, I.
Author:
Smoot, N. Christian
Author:
Meyerhoff, Arthur A.
Author:
Meyerhoff Hull, Donna
Location:
Dordrecht ;
Subject:
Geology, structural
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Mechanics - General
Subject:
Geophysics/Geodesy
Subject:
Structural Geology
Subject:
Planetology
Subject:
Mechanics
Subject:
Economic geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Subject:
Geography
Subject:
Language, literature and biography
Subject:
Earth and Environmental Science
Subject:
Physical geography
Subject:
Geology, economic
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Solid Earth Sciences Library
Series Volume:
95-669
Publication Date:
August 1996
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
240 x 160 mm 1470 gr

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » Physical Chemistry
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Geophysics
Science and Mathematics » Physics
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Classical Mechanics

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