Investigating the complex interplay between tectonics andsedimentation is a key endeavor in modern earth science. Many ofthe world's leading researchers in this field have been broughttogether in this volume to provide concise overviews of the currentstate of the subject.
The plate tectonic revolution of the 1960's provided theframework for detailed models on the structure of orogens andbasins, summarized in a 1995 textbook edited by Busby andIngersoll. Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: RecentAdvances focuses on key topics or areas where the greateststrides forward have been made, while also providing on-line accessto the comprehensive 1995 book.
Breakthroughs in new techniques are described in Section1, including detrital zircon geochronology, cosmogenic nuclidedating, magnetostratigraphy, 3-D seismic, and basin modelling.Section 2 presents the new models for rift, post-rift,transtensional and strike slip basin settings. Section 3addresses the latest ideas in convergent margin tectonics,including the sedimentary record of subduction intiation andsubduction, flat-slab subduction, and arc-continent collision; itthen moves inboard to forearc basins and intra-arc basins, and endswith a series of papers formed under compessional strain regimes,as well as post-orogenic intramontane basins. Section 4examines the origin of plate interior basins, and the sedimentaryrecord of supercontinent formation.
This book is required reading for any advanced student orprofessional interested in sedimentology, plate tectonics, orpetroleum geoscience.
Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/busby/sedimentarybasins.
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About the Author
Antonio Azor: Full Professor in Structural Geology andTectonic Geomorphology at the Department of Geodynamics of theUniversity of Granada (Spain). Research fields of interest:Structural Geology and Tectonics, Active Tectonics, TectonicGeomorphology, Regional Geology of the Late Palaeozoic VariscanOrogen and the Alpine Betic Cordillera.
Table of ContentsContributors vii
PART 1: INTRODUCTION
1. Tectonics of sedimentary basins, with revised nomenclature3Raymond V. Ingersoll
PART 2: NEW TECHNIQUES AND MODELING
2. Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology: current methods and newopportunities 47George Gehrels
3. Terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide techniques for assessingexposure history of surfaces and sediments in active tectonicregions 63John C. Gosse
4. Magnetostratigraphic methods and applications 80Guillaume Dupont-Nivet and Wout Krijgsman
5. 3D seismic interpretation techniques: applications to basinanalysis 95Christopher A-L. Jackson and Karla E. Kane
6. Dispersal and preservation of tectonically generated alluvialgravels in sedimentary basins 111Philip A. Allen and Paul L. Heller
7. Source-to-sink sediment volumes within atectono-stratigraphic model for a Laramide shelf-to-deep-waterbasin: methods and results 131Cristian Carvajal and Ron Steel
8. Modeling the interaction between lithospheric and surfaceprocesses in foreland basins 152Daniel Garcia-Castellanos and Sierd Cloetingh
PART 3: RIFT, POST-RIFT, TRANSTENSIONAL, AND STRIKE-SLIPBASIN SETTINGS
9. Continental rift basins: the East African perspective185Cynthia Ebinger and Christopher A. Scholz
10. Influence of sediment input and plate-motion obliquity onbasin development along an active oblique-divergent plate boundary:Gulf of California and Salton Trough 209Rebecca J. Dorsey and Paul J. Umhoefer
11. Active transtensional intracontinental basins: Walker Lanein the western Great Basin 226Angela S. Jayko and Marcus Bursik
12. Post-rift deformation of the North East and South Atlanticmargins: are "passive margins" really passive? 249Douglas Paton
13. The impact of early Cretaceous deformation on deposition inthe passive-margin Scotian Basin, offshore eastern Canada 270Georgia Pe-Piper and David J.W. Piper
PART 4: CONVERGENT MARGINS: SUBDUCTION AND COLLISION, FROMOUTBOARD TO INBOARD SETTINGS
14. Sedimentation at plate boundaries in transition 291Kathleen M. Marsaglia
15. Evolution of sedimentary environments in the subduction zoneof southwest Japan: recent results from the NanTroSEIZE Kumanotransect 310Michael B. Underwood and Gregory F. Moore
16. Modification of continental forearc basins by flat-slabsubduction processes: a case study from southern Alaska 327Kenneth D. Ridgway, Jeffrey M. Trop and Emily S. Finzel
17. Basins in arc-continent collisions 347Amy E. Draut and Peter D. Clift
18. The Pampa del Tamarugal forearc basin in Northern Chile: theinteraction of tectonics and climate 369Peter Nester and Teresa Jordan
19. Extensional and transtensional continental arc basins: casestudies from the southwestern United States 382Cathy J. Busby
20. Foreland basin systems revisited: variations in response totectonic settings 405Peter G. DeCelles
21. Cenozoic evolution of hinterland basins in the Andes andTibet 427Brian K. Horton
22. Basin response to active extension and strike-slipdeformation in the hinterland of the Tibetan Plateau 445Michael H. Taylor, Paul A. Kapp, and Brian K. Horton
23. The Betic intramontane basins (SE Spain): stratigraphy,subsidence, and tectonic history 461Jose Rodrıguez-Fernandez, Antonio Azor, and Jose MiguelAzanon
24. Dynamic relationship between subsidence, sedimentation, andunconformities in mid-Cretaceous, shallow-marine strata of theWestern Canada Foreland Basin: links to Cordilleran tectonics480A. Guy Plint, Aditya Tyagi, Phil J.A. McCausland, Jessica R.Krawetz (nee Rylaarsdam), Heng Zhang, Xavier Roca, Bogdan L.Varban, Y. Greg Hu, Michael A. Kreitner and Michael J. Hay
25. Structural, geomorphic, and depositional characteristics ofcontiguous and broken foreland basins: examples from the easternflanks of the central Andes in Bolivia and NW Argentina 508Manfred R. Strecker, George E. Hilley, Bodo Bookhagen, andEdward R. Sobel
26. Thrust wedge/foreland basin systems 522Hugh Sinclair
27. 2D kinematic models of growth fault-related folds incontractional settings 538Josep Poblet
PART 5: PLATE INTERIOR BASINS AND WIDESPREAD BASINTYPES
28. Plate interior poly-phase basins 567Cari L. Johnson and Bradley D. Ritts
29. The great Grenvillian sedimentation episode: record ofsupercontinent Rodinia's assembly 583Robert Rainbird, Peter Cawood and George Gehrels
30. Cratonic basins 602Philip A. Allen and John J. Armitage
31. Endorheic basins 621Gary Nichols
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