Based on Cretaceous-Tertiary accretionary sequences of the Shimanto Belt in Japan, the complex history of these exceptionally exposed rocks is summarized through a series of outcrop- to microscopic scale photographs, sketches, and geological maps, most of which are in full colour. This atlas broadens the base of general knowledge of the growth of continental margins, and provides both a general introduction to research in accretionary prisms as well as an education aid for students in sedimentology, structural geology and tectonics.
|Publisher:||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992|
|Product dimensions:||8.27(w) x 11.69(h) x 0.01(d)|
Table of Contents1 Introduction.- 2 Geotectonic Framework of Southwest Japan.- 3 Depositional Features in the Turbidite Sequences.- 4 Deformational Features in the Turbidite Sequences.- 5 Formation of Chert-Rich Melange Sequences.- 6 Cover Sequences and Near-Trench Igneous Rocks.- 7 Correlations with the Sanbagawa Belt and Evidence for Progressive Growth of the Prism.- 8 Sediment Deformation in the Shallow Levels of an Accretionary Prism: Evidence from Miura and Boso Peninsulas.- 9 Nankai Trough: A Modern Analogue.- 10 Conclusions.- References.