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Understanding an Orogenic Belt

Structural Evolution of the Himalaya

Benefits

  • Guide to understand the evolution of the Himalaya

  • Incorporates chapters on anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility, global positioning system, simultaneous development of folds and faults

  • Contains new model for formation of duplex structure and a new model for formation of klippe structure

  • Comprehensive interpretation of GPS data in active orogenic belts

Book

Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Ashok Kumar Dubey
      Pages 3-15
    3. Ashok Kumar Dubey
      Pages 17-34
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  3. Evolution of the Himalaya

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. Ashok Kumar Dubey
      Pages 233-237
    3. Ashok Kumar Dubey
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    5. Ashok Kumar Dubey
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  4. Ashok Kumar Dubey
    Pages E1-E1
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 391-401

About this book

Introduction

The book provides a model for the structural evolution of the Himalaya with relevant background information making it easily accessible to earth scientists specializing in other areas. The book is divided into two parts: The first part describes the basic principles of structural geology that are required to understand the evolutionary model described in the second part.

The book incorporates some of the commonly ignored structural features, such as Pre-Himalayan rift tectonics, reactivation of faults, simultaneous development of folds and thrust faults, superposed folds, strike-slip faults developed during early and superposed deformation, problems with GPS data, erratic crustal shortening obtained by restoration of deformed sections, etc. The proposed model is essentially based on inversion tectonics and provides answers to some previously unresolved questions. It describes in detail the structure of the Himalaya as a primary arc, with supporting evidence from model deformation under controlled boundary conditions and anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility studies.

 

Keywords

Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility Inversion Tectonics Tectonic Evolution Himalaya

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Wadia Institute of HimalayaDehradunIndia

About the authors

Ashok Dubey, Dehradun, India.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Understanding an Orogenic Belt
  • Book Subtitle Structural Evolution of the Himalaya
  • Authors Ashok Kumar Dubey
  • Series Title Springer Geology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Geology
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-05588-6
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-05587-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-35894-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-05588-6
  • Series ISSN 2197-9545
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-9553
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 401
  • Number of Illustrations 294 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Structural Geology
    Mineralogy
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