Neogene Geohistory Analysis of Santa Maria Basin California and Its Relationship to Transfer of Central California to the Pacific Plate

Neogene Geohistory Analysis of Santa Maria Basin  California  and Its Relationship to Transfer of Central California to the Pacific Plate
Author: Patricia Alison McCrory
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 17
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Diatoms, Fossil
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neogene Geohistory Analysis of Santa Maria Basin California and Its Relationship to Transfer of Central California to the Pacific Plate Book Excerpt:

Chapters J and K are issued as a single volume and are not availabe separately.

U S Geological Survey Bulletin

U S  Geological Survey Bulletin
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Atlantic Rifts and Continental Margins

Atlantic Rifts and Continental Margins
Author: Webster Mohriak,Manik Talwani
Publsiher: American Geophysical Union
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2000-01-10
ISBN: 0875900984
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Atlantic Rifts and Continental Margins Book Excerpt:

This reference on the geology and geophysics of continental margins contains a total of 15 papers developed from a session of the Fifth International Congress of the Brazilian Geophysical Society held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1997, as well as a number of other contributions. Subjects include the roots of the southeastern continental margin of Brazil, the mosaic of Terranes in central Europe, the evolution of the Angolan passive margin; geological and geophysical interpretation of the San Julian Basin offshore Argentina; and the tectonic evolution of the equatorial South Atlantic. Of likely interest to academic geoscientists working in basin analysis and those engaged in petroleum exploration. Member price, $52.50. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Continental Tectonics

Continental Tectonics
Author: National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Commission on Physical Sciences, Mathematics, and Applications,Geophysics Research Board,Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences,Geophysics Study Committee
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1980-02-01
ISBN: 0309029287
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program

Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program
Author: Ocean Drilling Program
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1996
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Borings
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Cascadia

Cascadia
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 78
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Plate tectonics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Open file Report

Open file Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Geological surveys
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Basin Evolution and Petroleum Prospectivity of the Continental Margins of India

Basin Evolution and Petroleum Prospectivity of the Continental Margins of India
Author: Rabi Bastia,M. Radhakrishna
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN: 0444536051
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Basin Evolution and Petroleum Prospectivity of the Continental Margins of India Book Excerpt:

During the past 10 years, the Oil industry in India has seen a tremendous rise in exploration activity with several major E&P companies generating vast amount of new geological and geophysical data. The availability of such integrated data sets (gravity, magnetic, seismic, drilled wells), especially in the deep offshore basins, has led the authors to revisit earlier concepts and models in order to redefine the tectonic framework of major offshore basins along the Indian continental margins. The book covers the stratigraphic evolution, play types and the classification of major offshore basins both in shallow and deepwater environments. Incorporation of latest dataset (specially the seismic, gravity and magnetic) Analogy of global offshore basins with India Sedimentation and depositional history of Bengal fan and Indus fan Redefinition of major tectonic framework of the margins Exceleent high quality graphics that include: seismic sections, gravity-magnetic maps, conceptual geological models and new revised tectonic elements

Continental Shelf Limits

Continental Shelf Limits
Author: P. J. Cook,Chris Carleton
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2000
ISBN: 0195117824
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continental Shelf Limits Book Excerpt:

This book presents a global overview of the key provisions (Article 76) of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas, under which many countries will be able to claim a significant addition to their continental shelf. The aim of the book is to persuade government officials of the resource and environmental implications involved, to provide background information about the development of Article 76, and to help coastal States in developing their submissions for an extended continental shelf. Topics include: characteristics for continental margins, distance determination, bathymetric data collection, geological and geophysical techniques, and boundary conditions.

Landscape Evolution in the United States

Landscape Evolution in the United States
Author: Joseph A. DiPietro
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2012-12-21
ISBN: 0123978068
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landscape Evolution in the United States Book Excerpt:

Landscape Evolution in the United States is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and application within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology, and climatology of the United States. Landscape evolution refers to the changing terrain of any given area of the Earth's crust over time. Common causes of evolution (or geomorphology—land morphing into a different size or shape over time) are glacial erosion and deposition, volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, tornadoes, sediment transport into rivers, landslides, climate change, and other surface processes. The book is divided into three main parts covering landscape components and how they are affected by climactic, tectonic and ocean systems; varying structural provinces including the Cascadia Volcanic Arc and California Transpressional System; and the formation and collapse of mountain systems. The vast diversity of terrain and landscapes across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who are researching the country’s geological evolution over the past several billion years. Presents the complexities of physical geography, geology, geomorphology, and climatology of the United States through an interdisciplinary, highly accessible approach Offers more than 250 full-color figures, maps and photographs that capture the systematic interaction of land, rock, rivers, glaciers, global wind patterns and climate Provides a thorough assessment of the logic, rationale, and tools required to understand how to interpret landscape and the geological history of the Earth Features exercises that conclude each chapter, aiding in the retention of key concepts

Geology and Landscape Evolution

Geology and Landscape Evolution
Author: Joseph A. DiPietro
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 636
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN: 0128111925
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geology and Landscape Evolution Book Excerpt:

Geology and Landscape Evolution: General Principles Applied to the United States, Second Edition, is an accessible text that balances interdisciplinary theory and applications within the physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States. The vast diversity of terrain and landscape across the United States makes this an ideal tool for geoscientists worldwide who research the country’s geological and landscape evolution. The book provides an explanation of how landscape forms, how it evolves and why it looks the way it does. This new edition is fully updated with greater detail throughout and additional figures, maps, drawings and photographs. Rather than limiting the coverage specifically to tectonics or to the origin and evolution of rocks with little regard for the actual landscape beyond general desert, river and glacial features, this book concentrates specifically on the origin of the landscape itself, with specific and exhaustive reference to examples from across the United States. The book begins with a discussion of how rock type and rock structure combine with tectonic activity, climate, isostasy and sea level change to produce landscape and then explores predicting how landscape will evolve. The book goes on to apply those concepts to specific examples throughout the United States, making it a valuable resource for understanding theoretical geological concepts through a practical lens. Presents the complexities of physical geography, geology, geomorphology and climatology of the United States through an interdisciplinary, highly accessible approach Offers hundreds of full-color figures, maps and photographs that capture the systematic interaction of land, rock, rivers, glaciers, global wind patterns and climate, including Google Earth images Provides a thorough assessment of the logic, rationale, and tools required to understand how to interpret landscape and the geological history of the Earth Features exercises that conclude each chapter, aiding in the retention of key concepts Updated with greater detail throughout and additional figures, maps, drawings and photographs Includes additional subheadings so that material is easier to find and digest Includes an all-new chapter on glaciation and expanded exercises using Google Earth images to enhance understanding

Plate Tectonics

Plate Tectonics
Author: Xavier Le Pichon,Jean Francheteau,Jean Bonnin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN: 1483257274
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plate Tectonics Book Excerpt:

Developments in Geotectonics, 6: Plate Tectonics focuses on the exposition of the plate-tectonics hypothesis, as well as plate boundaries, stratification, and kinematics. The book first offers information on the rheological stratification of the mantle and kinematics of relative movements. Topics include lithosphere, asthenosphere, kinematics of finite motions, measurements of instantaneous movements, and worldwide kinematic pattern. The text then ponders on movements relative to a frame external to the plates and processes at accreting plate boundaries. Discussions focus on reference frames, paleomagnetic synthesis, creation of oceanic crust, and continental rifts. The publication elaborates on processes at consuming plate boundaries, including sinking plate model, structure of trenches and associated island arcs and cordilleras, and consumption of continent-bearing lithosphere. The text is a valuable source of data for readers interested in plate tectonics.

Encyclopedia of Geology

Encyclopedia of Geology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 5622
Release: 2020-12-16
ISBN: 0081029098
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Geology Book Excerpt:

Encyclopedia of Geology, Second Edition presents in six volumes state-of-the-art reviews on the various aspects of geologic research, all of which have moved on considerably since the writing of the first edition. New areas of discussion include extinctions, origins of life, plate tectonics and its influence on faunal provinces, new types of mineral and hydrocarbon deposits, new methods of dating rocks, and geological processes. Users will find this to be a fundamental resource for teachers and students of geology, as well as researchers and non-geology professionals seeking up-to-date reviews of geologic research. Provides a comprehensive and accessible one-stop shop for information on the subject of geology, explaining methodologies and technical jargon used in the field Highlights connections between geology and other physical and biological sciences, tackling research problems that span multiple fields Fills a critical gap of information in a field that has seen significant progress in past years Presents an ideal reference for a wide range of scientists in earth and environmental areas of study

Transform Plate Boundaries and Fracture Zones

Transform Plate Boundaries and Fracture Zones
Author: Joao C. Duarte
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 478
Release: 2018-09-25
ISBN: 0128122463
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transform Plate Boundaries and Fracture Zones Book Excerpt:

Transform Plate Boundaries and Fracture Zones bridges the gap between the classic plate tectonic theory and new emerging ideas, offering an assessment of the state-of-the-art, pending questions, and future directions in the study of transform plate boundaries and fracture zones. The book includes a number of case studies and reviews on both oceanic and continental tectonic settings. Transform Plate Boundaries and Fracture Zones is a timely reference for a variety of researchers, including geophysicists, seismologists, structural geologists and tectonicists, as well as specialists in exploration geophysics and natural hazards. This book can also be used as an up-to-date reference at universities in both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Reviews ideas and concepts about transform plate boundaries and fracture zones Includes a variety of case studies on both oceanic and continental settings Addresses innovative and provocative ideas about the activity of fracture zones and transform faults and their impacts to the human society

Sand and Sandstone

Sand and Sandstone
Author: F. J. Pettijohn,Paul E. Potter,Raymond Siever
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 553
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN: 1461210666
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sand and Sandstone Book Excerpt:

The first edition appeared fourteen years ago. Since then there have been significant advances in our science that warrant an updating and revision of Sand and Sandstone. The main framework of the first edition has been retained so that the reader can begin with the mineralogy and textural properties of sands and sandstones, progress through their organization and classification and their study as a body of rock, to consideration of their origin-prove nance, transportation, deposition, and lithification-and finally to their place in the stratigraphic column and the basin. The last decade has seen the rise of facies analysis based on a closer look at the stratigraphic record and the recognition of characteristic bed ding sequences that are the signatures of some geologic process-such as a prograding shallow-water delta or the migration of a point bar on an alluvial floodplain. The environment of sand deposition is more closely determined by its place in such depositional systems than by criteria based on textural characteristics-the "fingerprint" approach. Our revi sion reflects this change in thinking. As in the geological sciences as a whole, the concept of plate tectonics has required a rethinking of our older ideas about the origin and accumu lation of sediments-especially the nature of the sedimentary basins.

Continental Crust Structures on the Continental Margin of Western North America

Continental Crust Structures on the Continental Margin of Western North America
Author: Henry V. Lyatsky
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2006-04-10
ISBN: 3540495983
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Continental Crust Structures on the Continental Margin of Western North America Book Excerpt:

The NE Pacific Ocean is considered the birthplace of many fundamental ideas for modern plate tectonics theory. In this book the orogenic belts of this region are discussed in a single, internally consistent tectonic concept. Geological information is considered the most reliable. Geophysical models are tested for compatibility with observable geological data. The new concept avoids force-fitting interpretations to preconceived assumptions regarding accreted far-traveled terranes in the Cordillera and continental-oceanic plate interactions in the entire region.

Evolution and Dynamics of the Australian Plate

Evolution and Dynamics of the Australian Plate
Author: R. R. Hillis,R. D. Müller
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2003-01-01
ISBN: 9780813723723
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Earth s Evolving Systems

Earth s Evolving Systems
Author: Martin
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2016-12-16
ISBN: 1284108295
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth s Evolving Systems Book Excerpt:

Earth’s Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth, Second Edition is an introductory text designed for popular courses in undergraduate Earth history. Written from a “systems perspective,” it provides coverage of the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and discussion of how those systems interacted over the course of geologic time.

Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards

Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards
Author: Joao C. Duarte,Wouter P. Schellart
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-13
ISBN: 1119054303
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards Book Excerpt:

The beginning of the new millennium has been particularly devastating in terms of natural disasters associated with tectonic plate boundaries, such as earthquakes in Sumatra, Chile, Japan, Tahiti, and Nepal; the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean tsunamis; and volcanoes in Indonesia, Chile, Iceland that have produced large quantities of ash causing major disruption to aviation. In total, half a million people were killed by such natural disasters. These recurring events have increased our awareness of the destructive power of natural hazards and the major risks associated with them. While we have come a long way in the search for understanding such natural phenomena, and although our knowledge of Earth dynamics and plate tectonics has improved enormously, there are still fundamental uncertainties in our understanding of natural hazards. Increased understanding is crucial to improve our capacity for hazard prediction and mitigation. Volume highlights include: Main concepts associated with tectonic plate boundaries Novel studies on boundary-related natural hazards Fundamental concepts that improve hazard prediction and mitigation Plate Boundaries and Natural Hazards will be a valuable resource for scientists and students in the fields of geophysics, geochemistry, plate tectonics, natural hazards, and climate science. Read an interview with the editors to find out more: https://eos.org/editors-vox/plate-boundaries-and-natural-hazards

Earth s Evolving Systems The History of Planet Earth

Earth s Evolving Systems  The History of Planet Earth
Author: Ronald Martin
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2012-03-27
ISBN: 0763780014
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth s Evolving Systems The History of Planet Earth Book Excerpt:

Earth's Evolving Systems: The History of Planet Earth is intended as an introductory text that examines the evolution of the Earth and its life from a systems point of view. The text covers major topics like the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere, and discusses how these systems interacted with each other and evolved through geologic time. The author takes care to integrate the current state of our Earth systems with those of the past in an effort to develop students' interests in Earth system in general. It begins by examining the basics of Earth systems, including discussions of sedimentation, evolution, stratigraphy, and plate tectonics. Part Two looks at the beginning of time with the origin of the Earth and discusses its early evolution, through the origin of life and its evolution to multiculluraity. The third section goes on to cover the Paleozoic through the Neogene eras, discussing topics such as tectonics, mountain building, sea level, climate, life, and mass extinctions in each era. The final part moves on to the modern world, discussing the interactions between humans and Earth systems, with an emphasis on the climatic system. Key Features of Earth's Evolving System: - Presents the Earth as a continuously evolving and dynamic planet whose history consists of a succession of vastly different worlds very much unlike our modern Earth. - Discusses the scientific method in Chapter 1, emphasizing how historical geology differs from the standard "scientific method" presented as the paradigm of experimental sciences and of all science. - Bridges traditional historical geology texts by discussing historical information in the context of the interaction and integration of Earth systems through geologic time by using the tectonic (Wilson) cycle as a unifying theme. - Concentrates on North America but offers a global perspective on Earth systems on processes such as orogenesis, seaways, and ocean circulation, the evolution of life, and mass extinction. - Discusses rapid climate change and anthropogenic impacts in the context of a continuously evolving Earth whose environments are now being altered by anthropogenic climate change. - End-of-chapter materials include: general review questions, more challenging "Food for Thought" questions, key terms listing, and a "Sources and Further Readings" section. - Boxes throughout the text highlight interesting bits of related information, unusual occurrences, or elaborates on material presented in the text