Foreland Basins

Foreland Basins

Editor(s): P. A. Allen, P. Homewood

Published Online: 5 MAY 2009

Print ISBN: 9780632017324

Online ISBN: 9781444303810

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303810

About this Book

The outcome of a symposium held in Fribourg, Switzerland, this book fulfils two aims. Firstly, it represents a collection of case-studies covering a wide range of basin types and tectonic and stratigraphic settings. Secondly, it highlights a number of specific themes such as the history of subsidence and its relation to orogenesis, the stratigraphic architecture of the basin fill and the petrographic signature of foreland basin deposits. The text comprises five sections with a total of 26 contributions and it will be of special interest to teachers, researchers and petroleum geologists concerned with the relationships between tectonics and sedimentation. This is because it clearly demonstrates the many recent advances within the field of basin analysis by an integration of sedimentological, stratigraphical, structural and geophysical data.

Table of contents

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  1. Circum-Pacific and Western Americas

  2. Alpine Basins of Europe and Asia

  3. Palaeozoic of North America

  4. Petrography and Stratigraphic Techniques

    1. Provenance Modelling as a Technique for Analysing Source Terrane Evolution and Controls on Foreland Sedimentation (pages 425–436)

      S. A. Graham, R. B. Tolson, P. G. Decelles, R. V. Ingersoll, E. Bargar, M. Caldwell, W. Cavazza, D. P. Edwards, M. F. Follo, J. F. Handschy, L. Lemke, I. Moxon, R. Rice, G. A. Smith and J. White

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