Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances

Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances

By: Cathy Busby (editor), Antonio Azor Perez (editor)Hardback

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Investigating the complex interplay between tectonics and sedimentation is a key endeavor in modern earth science. Many of the world's leading researchers in this field have been brought together in this volume to provide concise overviews of the current state of the subject. The plate tectonic revolution of the 1960's provided the framework for detailed models on the structure of orogens and basins, summarized in a 1995 textbook edited by Busby and Ingersoll. Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances focuses on key topics or areas where the greatest strides forward have been made, while also providing on-line access to the comprehensive 1995 book. Breakthroughs in new techniques are described in Section 1, including detrital zircon geochronology, cosmogenic nuclide dating, magnetostratigraphy, 3-D seismic, and basin modelling. Section 2 presents the new models for rift, post-rift, transtensional and strike slip basin settings. Section 3 addresses the latest ideas in convergent margin tectonics, including the sedimentary record of subduction intiation and subduction, flat-slab subduction, and arc-continent collision; it then moves inboard to forearc basins and intra-arc basins, and ends with a series of papers formed under compessional strain regimes, as well as post-orogenic intramontane basins. Section 4 examines the origin of plate interior basins, and the sedimentary record of supercontinent formation. This book is required reading for any advanced student or professional interested in sedimentology, plate tectonics, or petroleum geoscience. Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/busby/sedimentarybasins.

About Author

Cathy Busby got her BS from Berkeley and her PhD from Princeton University, both in Geological Sciences. She mainly works on upper crustal rocks, combining stratigraphy, structural geology, geochronology, geochemistry and paleomagnetics to solve tectonic problems. Her papers also include process-oriented studies in submarine and subaaerial volcanism, clastic depositional systems, and economic geology. Her research support has come from geothermal and gold exploration industries, as well as the petroleum industry, the U.S. Geological Survey, and the National Science Foundation. Antonio Azor: Full Professor in Structural Geology and Tectonic Geomorphology at the Department of Geodynamics of the University of Granada (Spain). Research fields of interest: Structural Geology and Tectonics, Active Tectonics, Tectonic Geomorphology, Regional Geology of the Late Palaeozoic Variscan Orogen and the Alpine Betic Cordillera.


Contributors vii Preface xi PART 1: INTRODUCTION 1. Tectonics of sedimentary basins, with revised nomenclature 3 Raymond V. Ingersoll PART 2: NEW TECHNIQUES AND MODELING 2. Detrital zircon U-Pb geochronology: current methods and new opportunities 47 George Gehrels 3. Terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide techniques for assessing exposure history of surfaces and sediments in active tectonic regions 63 John C. Gosse 4. Magnetostratigraphic methods and applications 80 Guillaume Dupont-Nivet and Wout Krijgsman 5. 3D seismic interpretation techniques: applications to basin analysis 95 Christopher A-L. Jackson and Karla E. Kane 6. Dispersal and preservation of tectonically generated alluvial gravels in sedimentary basins 111 Philip A. Allen and Paul L. Heller 7. Source-to-sink sediment volumes within a tectono-stratigraphic model for a Laramide shelf-to-deep-water basin: methods and results 131 Cristian Carvajal and Ron Steel 8. Modeling the interaction between lithospheric and surface processes in foreland basins 152 Daniel Garcia-Castellanos and Sierd Cloetingh PART 3: RIFT, POST-RIFT, TRANSTENSIONAL, AND STRIKE-SLIP BASIN SETTINGS 9. Continental rift basins: the East African perspective 185 Cynthia Ebinger and Christopher A. Scholz 10. Influence of sediment input and plate-motion obliquity on basin development along an active oblique-divergent plate boundary: Gulf of California and Salton Trough 209 Rebecca J. Dorsey and Paul J. Umhoefer 11. Active transtensional intracontinental basins: Walker Lane in the western Great Basin 226 Angela S. Jayko and Marcus Bursik 12. Post-rift deformation of the North East and South Atlantic margins: are "passive margins" really passive? 249 Douglas Paton 13. The impact of early Cretaceous deformation on deposition in the passive-margin Scotian Basin, offshore eastern Canada 270 Georgia Pe-Piper and David J.W. Piper PART 4: CONVERGENT MARGINS: SUBDUCTION AND COLLISION, FROM OUTBOARD TO INBOARD SETTINGS 14. Sedimentation at plate boundaries in transition 291 Kathleen M. Marsaglia 15. Evolution of sedimentary environments in the subduction zone of southwest Japan: recent results from the NanTroSEIZE Kumano transect 310 Michael B. Underwood and Gregory F. Moore 16. Modification of continental forearc basins by flat-slab subduction processes: a case study from southern Alaska 327 Kenneth D. Ridgway, Jeffrey M. Trop and Emily S. Finzel 17. Basins in arc-continent collisions 347 Amy E. Draut and Peter D. Clift 18. The Pampa del Tamarugal forearc basin in Northern Chile: the interaction of tectonics and climate 369 Peter Nester and Teresa Jordan 19. Extensional and transtensional continental arc basins: case studies from the southwestern United States 382 Cathy J. Busby 20. Foreland basin systems revisited: variations in response to tectonic settings 405 Peter G. DeCelles 21. Cenozoic evolution of hinterland basins in the Andes and Tibet 427 Brian K. Horton 22. Basin response to active extension and strike-slip deformation in the hinterland of the Tibetan Plateau 445 Michael H. Taylor, Paul A. Kapp, and Brian K. Horton 23. The Betic intramontane basins (SE Spain): stratigraphy, subsidence, and tectonic history 461 Jose Rodr guez-Fernandez, Antonio Azor, and Jose Miguel Azanon 24. Dynamic relationship between subsidence, sedimentation, and unconformities in mid-Cretaceous, shallow-marine strata of the Western Canada Foreland Basin: links to Cordilleran tectonics 480 A. 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 of contiguous and broken foreland basins: examples from the eastern flanks of the central Andes in Bolivia and NW Argentina 508 Manfred R. Strecker, George E. Hilley, Bodo Bookhagen, and Edward R. Sobel 26. Thrust wedge/foreland basin systems 522 Hugh Sinclair 27. 2D kinematic models of growth fault-related folds in contractional settings 538 Josep Poblet PART 5: PLATE INTERIOR BASINS AND WIDESPREAD BASIN TYPES 28. Plate interior poly-phase basins 567 Cari L. Johnson and Bradley D. Ritts 29. The great Grenvillian sedimentation episode: record of supercontinent Rodinia's assembly 583 Robert Rainbird, Peter Cawood and George Gehrels 30. Cratonic basins 602 Philip A. Allen and John J. Armitage 31. Endorheic basins 621 Gary Nichols Index 633

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