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Title: Fold-and-thrust belts and associated basins: a perspective on their structure, sedimentation, and dynamics
Fold-and-thrust belts are structural features that accommodate upper-crustal shortening by the growth of a series of thrust faults and folds. Recent studies show that a better understanding of the structure and sedimentation styles of fold-and-thrust belts and their associated basins can provide crucial insights for improved interpretations of the evolution of ancient and modern convergent margins and the mechanisms of intracontinental deformation. To achieve a more comprehensive understanding of the development of contractional orogenic belts, this thematic collection gathers contributions that explore different types of fold-and-thrust belts at various scales around the world, via different approaches including theory development, structural and stratigraphic observations from the field, geophysical analyses, and numerical modelling. Case studies include the northern margin of the Tibetan plateau and Pamir region, the Timanian and Caledonian orogenies in northern Norway, orogenic belts in western Laurentia, and the Andes of western South America. These studies reemphasize the importance of integrating broad datasets when documenting the distribution, geometry, and kinematics of structures in fold-and-thrust belts and their associated basins, including field-based structural observations, provenance, low-temperature thermochronologic, geomorphologic, and subsurface data, and analog and numerical models. This thematic collection aims to encourage further efforts for comparative studies of the fold-and-thrust belts around the world and proposes interdisciplinary research to address outstanding questions in the study of contractional orogens. Thematic collection: This article is part of the Fold-and-thrust belts collection available at: https://www.lyellcollection.org/topic/collections/fold-and-thrust-belts-and-associated-basins  more » « less
Award ID(s):
1914501
NSF-PAR ID:
10417642
Author(s) / Creator(s):
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Date Published:
Journal Name:
Journal of the Geological Society
Volume:
180
Issue:
2
ISSN:
0016-7649
Format(s):
Medium: X
Sponsoring Org:
National Science Foundation
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