Structure and Tectonics of the Indian Continental Crust and Its Adjoining Region

Structure and Tectonics of the Indian Continental Crust and Its Adjoining Region
Author: Harish C Tewari,B.Rajendra Prasad,Prakash Kumar
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-02-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780128136867

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Structure and Tectonics of the Indian Continental Crust and Its Adjoining Region: Deep Seismic Studies, Second Edition, collates essential data from seismic studies of Earth’s crust across India, offering an essential understanding of the tectonic development of the Indian subcontinent. Seismic studies have been carried out in various parts of India since 1972, recording crust-related seismic data for determination of velocity-depth configuration and determination of structural patterns. The book examines the details of these studies, including their synthesis and global applications. The book presents both background and applications in one cohesive volume for researchers and students of geophysics and geology. Presents all the information and metadata of the Indian continental crust and its neighbouring regions in a cohesive way Provides basic knowledge of the Indian subcontinent to support the discussion of seismic studies related to crustal structure Includes all new chapter covering global applications and synthesis of the findings and observations

Geodynamic Evolution of the Indian Shield Geophysical Aspects

Geodynamic Evolution of the Indian Shield  Geophysical Aspects
Author: Om Prakash Pandey
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 349
Release: 2020-04-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030405977

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This book addresses time-bound geotectonic evolution of the various geological terrains of the Indian continent, on the basis of integrated geophysical studies, like seismic, seismological, gravity, magnetic, magnetotelluric and heat flow, carried out over the past five decades. Further, it discusses elastic and petrophysical properties of the Earth’s crust relevant to geological investigations. The book also shares latest findings on the geodynamic development of the Indian shield and nearby continental margins, including Arabian Sea.

Cratons and Fold Belts of India

Cratons and Fold Belts of India
Author: Ram Sharma
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783642014581

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Cratons and Fold Belts of India, is a unique attempt at presenting geological characteristics and evolution of the fold belts and the cratonic areas of the Indian shield. The author has evaluated the different evolutionary models for each fold belt in light of all the currently available geological and geochronological informations that are clearly listed. Shortcomings, if any, of each model are stated and a viable geodynamic model is presented for each fold belt. The book is self-contained – it includes an introduction to the processes of mountain building, especially plate tectonics theory with its application to the evolution of the Himalaya as an illustrative example – so that the reader can better appreciate the novel approach to the evolution of Proterozoic fold belts. The author eschews a detailed account of the fold belts for a clear description of all the concepts that go into building models. It is primarily written for graduate students, teachers and for those geoscientists who aspire to know all about the Indian shield.

Tectonics of the Indian Subcontinent

Tectonics of the Indian Subcontinent
Author: A.K. Jain,D.M. Banerjee,Vivek S. Kale
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2020-04-07
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030428457

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This books documents the salient characters of the tectonic evolution of the Indian subcontinent. It showcases the well investigated subcontinent of Gondwana. The book is linked to an updated geological and tectonic map of this region on 1:12,000,000 in scale. The Indian subcontinent displays almost uninterrupted and unique the geological history since about Eo-Archean (~3800 Ma) to recent, with the development of many Proterozoic deformed and metamorphosed fold belts around Archean nuclei, and enormously thick undeformed platform deposits. After their stabilization during late Proterozoic, the subcontinent underwent Paleozoic rifting and deposition of coal-bearing thick sequences, followed by enormously-thick outpouring of Deccan volcanics as a consequence of huge mantle plume. The youngest event in its evolution is the Cenozoic Himalayan Orogenic Mountains, spanning the area between Nanga Parbat and Namcha Barwah; a part of which extends both in Pakistan and Myanmar.

Tectonics of the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau and Its Adjacent Foreland

Tectonics of the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau and Its Adjacent Foreland
Author: B. C. Burchfiel,Zhiliang Chen
Publsiher: Geological Society of America
Total Pages: 231
Release: 2012-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780813712109

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"This volume provides a summary of the geology of Eastern and Southeastern Tibet and its foreland. It covers an area of approximately 1.5 million square kilometers in 15 chapters on tectonic units that the authors recognize during 25 years of both field and laboratory study. Each chapter discusses the authors' understanding of the geology and offers interpretations of special geological relations, both local and regional, as well as currently unresolved problems of which there are many in this vast and poorly known region. Chapter 16 summarizes and interprets the preceding chapters. The volume is accompanied by CDs containing four plates: two tectonostratigraphic maps, a map of unconformities and a plate of cross sections, in both Illustrator and ArcGIS formats. This is a unique map presentation and one that the authors suggest as a model for all geological maps"--Provided by publisher.

Sedimentary Basins and Crustal Processes at Continental Margins

Sedimentary Basins and Crustal Processes at Continental Margins
Author: G.M. Gibson,F. Roure,G. Manatschal
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 338
Release: 2015-10-19
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781862397200

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Continental margins and their fossilized analogues are important repositories of natural resources. With better processing techniques and increased availability of high-resolution seismic and potential field data, imaging of present-day continental margins and their embedded sedimentary basins has reached unprecedented levels of refinement and definition, as illustrated by examples described in this volume. This, in turn, has led to greatly improved geological, geodynamic and numerical models for the crustal and mantle processes involved in continental margin formation from the initial stages of rifting through continental rupture and break-up to development of a new ocean basin. Further informing these models, and contributing to a better understanding of the features imaged in the seismic and potential field data, are observations made on fossilized fragments of exhumed subcontinental mantle lithosphere and ocean–continent transition zones preserved in ophiolites and orogenic belts of both Palaeozoic and Mesozoic age from several different continents, including Europe, South Asia and Australasia.

Precambrian Continental Crust and its Economic Resources

Precambrian Continental Crust and its Economic Resources
Author: S.M. Naqvi
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 668
Release: 1990-09-06
Genre: Science
ISBN: 0080869076

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Since 1964, the time when the Upper Mantle Project was started, the Precambrian continental crust has been studied in considerable detail in many areas. Multidisciplinary studies, using modern tools and techniques have resulted in increasing levels of accuracy. The Precambrian continental crust has been subjected to several thermal events and multiple episodes of deformation. These events have obliterated the scenario produced by early events and present-day efforts are directed towards evaluating the cause-effect processes of each event. How far back the known geological processes of the Phanerozoic can be extended into the Precambrian is one of the main questions. The present volume provides data and interpretations which will help in formulating the answer to some of these questions. The book contains 30 contributions resulting from researches on almost all the important Precambrian terranes.

Tectonics and Structural Geology Indian Context

Tectonics and Structural Geology  Indian Context
Author: Soumyajit Mukherjee
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 455
Release: 2018-10-30
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319993416

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This book presents a compilation of findings, review and original works, on the tectonic evolution and structural detail of several terrains in India. It captures the tectonic diversity of the Indian terrain, including tectonics of India's coastal areas, the tectonic evolution of Gondwana and Proterozoic (Purana) basins. It also describes the research results of the Indian craton's geo-history, Tertiary Bengal basin, and also the Himalayan collisional zone. Thus the book covers the deformation history of Indian terrain involving strike slip, compressional and extensional tectonics, and ductile and brittle shear deformations.

The Andaman Islands and Adjoining Offshore Geology Tectonics and Palaeoclimate

The Andaman Islands and Adjoining Offshore  Geology  Tectonics and Palaeoclimate
Author: Jyotiranjan S. Ray,M. Radhakrishna
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2020-02-28
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030398439

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This book gathers peer-reviewed research articles on recent advances concerning the geology, geophysics, tectonics, geochronology, sedimentology, igneous petrology, paleo-climate and paleo-oceanography of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India and the adjoining ocean basins. Accordingly, it contributes significantly to readers’ understanding of the origin and evolution of the Andaman subduction zone and its various components. It also provides much-needed information on the evolution of the South Asian monsoon system since the Eocene and its link to Himalayan weathering and erosion.

Principles of Precambrian Geology

Principles of Precambrian Geology
Author: Alan M. Goodwin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 327
Release: 1996-06-18
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780080539690

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Principles of Precambrian Geologyis an update to the 1991 book, Precambrian Geology: The Dynamic Evolution of the Continental Crust, by the same author. The new edition covers the same topics in a more concise and accessible format and is replete with explanatory figures, tables, and illustrations. The book serves as a modern comprehensive statement on the Earth's Precambrian crust, covering the main aspects of distribution, lithiostratigraphy, age, and petrogenesis of Precambrian rocks by continent within the context of the Earth's evolving continental crust. Principles of Precambrian Geology provides a suitable framework for assessing various Earth dynamic and biospheric hypotheses, including the modern plate tectonic paradigm and the Gaian hypothesis. Despite the concise format, the new edition provides extensive updated references to support the information presented. It is designed to serve the needs of student, teacher, explorationist and general student of the continental crust. Updated to provide more concise accessible information Extensive illustrations, tabulations, and maps Provides a framework for assessing recent hypothesis on Earth dynamics Covers main aspects of distribution, lithostratigraphy, age, and protogenesis of Precambrian rocks

Structural Geometry of Mobile Belts of the Indian Subcontinent

Structural Geometry of Mobile Belts of the Indian Subcontinent
Author: Tapas Kumar Biswal,Sumit Kumar Ray,Bernhard Grasemann
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-02-21
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783030405939

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This book summarizes the latest research on the structural geology of the mobile belts of the Indian subcontinent including the Himalayas, NE Himalayas, Bangladesh thrust belt, Andaman subduction zone, the Aravalli‐Delhi, the Central India Tectonic Zone, the Singhbhum, the Eastern Ghats and the Southern granulite terrane. It offers essential information on deformational structures in the mobile belt, such as folding patterns, the character of the shear zone, shear strain analysis, and faults, as well as fault zone rocks. The findings presented here are based on field observations, mapping, sampling and analysis work (e.g. petrographic studies), as well as limited geochemical and geochronological analysis to support the findings. A discussion on the structural evolution of these mobile belts and their connections with other belts rounds out the coverage.

Precambrian Basins of India

Precambrian Basins of India
Author: R. Mazumder,P.G. Eriksson
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-04-02
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781862397231

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This Memoir provides a comprehensive review of the Precambrian basins of the four Archaean nuclei of India (Dharwar, Bastar, Singhbhum and Aravalli-Bundelkhand), encompassing descriptions of the time-space distribution of sedimentary-volcanic successions, the interrelationship between tectonics and sedimentation, and basin histories. Studies of 22 basins within the framework of an international basin classification scheme deepen an understanding of the basin architecture especially for cratonic basins. Most Indian sedimentary successions formed as cratonic to extensional-margin rift and thermal-sag basins, some reflecting mantle plume movement, subcrustal heating or far-field stress. This Memoir shows that Phanerozoic plate-tectonic and sequence stratigraphic principles can be applied to the Precambrian basins of large Archaean provinces. The differences between the stratigraphic architecture of the Indian Precambrian and examples of Phanerozoic basin-fill successions elsewhere are ascribed to variable rates and intensities of the controls on accommodation and sediment supply, and changes inherent in the evolution of the hydrosphere-atmosphere and biosphere systems.

Geology of Rajasthan Northwest India Precambrian to Recent

Geology of Rajasthan  Northwest India  Precambrian to Recent
Author: A.B. Roy,S.R. Jakhar
Publsiher: Scientific Publishers
Total Pages: 421
Release: 2002-01-01
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9789386102102

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The book will help the future earth scientists to identify potential horizons of future research work not only to enhance our knowledge but also to provide clues to finding new mineral deposits in this paradise for geologists.

Conjugate Divergent Margins

Conjugate Divergent Margins
Author: Webster Mohriak,A. Danforth,P. J. Post,G. C. Tari,Michal Nemčok,Sudipta T. Sinha
Publsiher: Geological Society of London
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2013
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781862393493

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The main focus of the book is the geological and geophysical interpretation of sedimentary basins along the South, Central and North Atlantic conjugate margins, but concepts derived from physical models, outcrop analogues and present-day margins are also discussed in some chapters. There is an encompassing description of several conjugate margins worldwide, based on recent geophysical and geological datasets. An overview of important aspects related to the geodynamic development and petroleum geology of Atlantic-type sedimentary basins is also included. Several chapters analyse genetic mechanisms and break-up processes associated with rift-phase structures and salt tectonics, providing a full description of conjugate margin basins based on deep seismic profiles and potential field methods.--

A Petrographic Atlas of Ophiolite

A Petrographic Atlas of Ophiolite
Author: Naresh Chandra Ghose,Nilanjan Chatterjee,Fareeduddin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2013-12-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9788132215691

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The book is a thoughtful discussion with scientists studying convergent plate boundaries such as the well-known, active India-Eurasia collision zone. It provides a comprehensive collection of petrographic images of ophiolitic rocks exhumed from oceanic lithosphere and mantle at the India-Asia plate boundary. Ophiolite is exposed in the northwestern Himalayas, eastern Indian plate margin and Andaman-Nicobar Islands. At the eastern margin, it occurs in a narrow strip comprising mantle peridotite tectonite, cummulate peridotite-gabbro-plagiogranite-anorthosite, mafic dyke, volcanics and oceanic sediments. Low temperature/high pressure rocks including blueschists and eclogites were extensively studied recently. Ophiolite derived sediments and podiform chromites will also be discussed to provide complete details. Supplemental maps, geological sections, field sketches and photographs will explain the structure, stratigraphy, ore mineralization, and metamorphic history.