Coastal Tectonics (Geological Society Special Publication) by Iain S. Stewart, Claudio Vita-Finzi

By Iain S. Stewart, Claudio Vita-Finzi

Describes the applying of high-resolution coastal files to constructing and trying out tectonic types. The case experiences are at scales starting from worldwide to neighborhood and take care of glacioisostasy, relative sea-level switch and seismic and aseismic crustal deformation at quite a few timescales. a global viewpoint proposing a bunch of box info from contrasting components of the realm in addition to novel modelling and analytical methods. it's the in basic terms e-book that considers the subject with such scope. Readership: Tectonic geologists, Quaternary scientists, pros interested in seismic possibility or coastal development/protection. additionally on hand: Extensional Tectonics: Faulting and Fault-Related approaches (Key concerns in Earth Sciences) - ISBN 1862391157 Continental Tectonics - ISBN 1862390517 The Geological Society of LondonFounded in 1807, the Geological Society of London is the oldest geological society on the planet, and one of many biggest publishers within the Earth sciences.The Society publishes quite a lot of top quality peer-reviewed titles for lecturers and pros operating within the geosciences, and enjoys an enviable foreign acceptance for the standard of its work.The many parts during which we post in include:-Petroleum geology-Tectonics, structural geology and geodynamics-Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleontology-Volcanology, magmatic reports and geochemistry-Remote sensing-History of geology-Regional geology courses

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The interested reader will find a far more detailed discussion of the post-glacial sea-level history of the British Isles in the study by Peltier & S h e n n a n (1998). Moving further still away from the main centres of glaciation into the region that I have previously referred to as the 'far field' of the ice sheets, Fig. 16 compares predicted and observed rsl histories at a sequence of sites that extends from the Caribbean Sea along the east coast of the South American continent to the northern part of Argentina.

The reef has emerged in the last 6000 years, in a series of metre-scale coseismic uplift events (Ota et al. 1993). We use age-height and age-depth measurements of corals in the transgressive barrier reef from a 52 m drill core reported by Chappell & Polach (1991) and from surface exposures reviewed by Ota & Chappell (1998), together with data from post-6 ka BP regressive terraces cut into the raised barrier reef (Ota et al. 1993). 9mper 1000 years (Stein et al. 1993). Table 1 lists age-height data from outcrops and regressive terraces; Table 2 lists age, depth and facies information for the drill core.

1). It is actually a coalesced fan delta, fed by the three rivers Selinous, Kerynites and Vouraikos. The Helike Delta lies on the hanging-wall block of the Helike Fault, which separates it from the footwall mountains to the south. These in turn consist of older (Plio-Pleistocene) uplifted fan deltas of the same kind (Ori 1989). The most prominent of these exhumed structures is the ancient Kerynites fan delta, whose uppermost topset beds have been elevated as much as 1200 m above sea level (Dart et al.

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