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tectonics of North America

Philip Burke King

tectonics of North America

a discussion to accompany the Tectonic map of North America, scale 1:5,000,000

by Philip Burke King

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Published by U.S. Govt. Print. Off. in Washington .
Written in English

    Places:
  • North America.
    • Subjects:
    • Geology -- North America.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 87-94.

      Other titlesTectonic map of North America.
      Statementby Philip B. King.
      SeriesGeological Survey professional paper 628, Geological Survey professional paper ;, 628.
      ContributionsInternational Geological Congress. Commission for the Geological Map of the World.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE75 .P9 no. 628
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiv, 95 p.
      Number of Pages95
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL256741M
      LC Control Numbergs 68000324

      Let's, instead of Eurasia going further away from North America, let's bring it back together. And so what you could imagine is a reality where India, Australia are jammed down into South America-- sorry, into Antarctica. South America and Africa are jammed together. North America is jammed in there. And essentially, Eurasia is also jammed in. North America - North America - Tectonic evolution: North America is an ancient continent in several respects. It contains some of the oldest rocks on the Earth, its interior has been stable for the longest period of time, and it was the first continent to achieve approximately its present size and shape. Although its known geologic history spans almost 4 billion years, two ages stand out as.

      Plate tectonics is the grand unifying theory in geology. It gets that title because many topics in geology can be explained, in some way, by the movement of tectonic plates. Tectonic plates are composed of Earth’s crust and the uppermost, rigid portion of the mantle. Together they are called the lithosphere. Earth’s crust comes in 2. Plate Tectonics: The Rocky History of an Idea. Close examination of a globe often results in the observation that most of the continents seem to fit together like a puzzle: the west African coastline seems to snuggle nicely into the east coast of South America and the Caribbean sea; and a similar fit appears across the Pacific.

      The Tectonics of Middle North America [King, P.B.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Tectonics of Middle North America. Tectonic structure. The Mesozoic structures underneath the North Sea can be seen as a failed rift system. After initial crustal extension and the formation of rift basins during the Triassic and Jurassic periods: [70] the extension concentrated on the other side of the British Isles, which would create the northern Atlantic Ocean. The rift basins even saw some inversion during the late.


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This craton, known as Laurentia, included Greenland and northwest Scotland until their partial separation in the Late Cretaceous.

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-- Lapidary Journal, July, Cited by: The geology of North America is a subject of regional geology and covers the North American continent, third-largest in the world. Geologic units and processes are investigated on a large scale to reach a synthesized picture of the geological development of the continent.

In western North America, magmatism and tectonics during the Jurassic period are quite similar to magmatism and tectonics since mid-Cretaceous time except strike-slip faulting shifted in sense from left lateral to right lateral.

Summaries of the major features of the geology of North America and the adjacent oceanic regions are presented. Twenty chapters include concise reviews of current thinking about Precambrian basement, Phanerozoic orogens, cratonic basins, passive-margin geology of the Atlantic and Gulf Coast regions, marine and terrestrial geology of the Caribbean region, marine geology of the North Atlantic.

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About this book Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Field Trip Guidebooks Series, Volume This excursion will present an overview of the stratigraphy, structure, and tectonic evolution of the margin of early Mesozoic North America in the Great Basin and of terranes tectonically accreted above and against this margin.

Late Jurassic dike swarms in the southwestern Sierra Nevada Foothills terrane, California: Implications for the Nevadan orogeny and North American plate motion Author(s) Michael B. Wolf. Subduction of oceanic lithosphere occurs through two modes: subducting plate motion and trench migration.

Using a global subduction zone data set and three-dimensional numerical subduction models, we show that slab width (W) controls these modes and the partitioning of subduction between them.

Subducting plate velocity scales with W 2/3, whereas trench velocity scales with 1/ W. Introduction/Tectonic systems jpb, 1 INTRODUCTION TO TECTONICS. The Earth is composed of layers of different composition and physical properties, principally the Eurasia, North America, South America and Pacifica) and several minor ones (Adria, Arabia, Caribbean, Nazca, Philippines and others).

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Trenches in the Pacific are located in places where one tectonic plate subducts or slides under another one. The tectonics of North America; a discussion to accompany the tectonic map of North America, scale, Professional Paper, 95 pages with 14 figures and 3 tables.

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[Philip B King; Geological Survey (U.S.),; Commission for the Geological Map of the World.]. Pacific-North America Plate Tectonics of the Neogene Southwestern United States: An Update Tanya Atwater Department of Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, California, & Joann Stock Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of TechnologyPasadena, California, Andreas Fault, California, that separates the North American and Pacific plates.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: King, Philip B., Tectonics of middle North America. Princeton, Princeton University Press, The modern plate tectonics theory, which has become widely accepted since the s, states that the earth's outer layer, or lithosphere, is broken into several large slabs called plates, which hold the continents and oceans, are slowly but constantly moving around the planet.

The movement of the plates not only supports our understanding that continents are not fixed and moved.Laurentia or the North American Craton is a large continental craton that forms the ancient geological core of North times in its past, Laurentia has been a separate continent, as it is now in the form of North America, although originally it also included the cratonic areas of Greenland and also the northwestern part of Scotland, known as the Hebridean Terrane.