Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances

Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances

Editor(s): Cathy Busby, Antonio Azor

Published Online: 30 JAN 2012 10:13AM EST

Print ISBN: 9781405194655

Online ISBN: 9781444347166

DOI: 10.1002/9781444347166

About this Book

Investigating the complex interplay between tectonics and sedimentation is a key endeavor in modern earth science. Many of the world's leading researchers in this field have been brought together in this volume to provide concise overviews of the current state of the subject.

The plate tectonic revolution of the 1960's provided the framework for detailed models on the structure of orogens and basins, summarized in a 1995 textbook edited by Busby and Ingersoll. Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances focuses on key topics or areas where the greatest strides forward have been made, while also providing on-line access to the comprehensive 1995 book.

Breakthroughs in new techniques are described in Section 1, including detrital zircon geochronology, cosmogenic nuclide dating, magnetostratigraphy, 3-D seismic, and basin modelling. Section 2 presents the new models for rift, post-rift, transtensional and strike slip basin settings. Section 3 addresses the latest ideas in convergent margin tectonics, including the sedimentary record of subduction intiation and subduction, flat-slab subduction, and arc-continent collision; it then moves inboard to forearc basins and intra-arc basins, and ends with a series of papers formed under compessional strain regimes, as well as post-orogenic intramontane basins. Section 4 examines the origin of plate interior basins, and the sedimentary record of supercontinent formation.

This book is required reading for any advanced student or professional interested in sedimentology, plate tectonics, or petroleum geoscience.

Additional resources for this book can be found at: www.wiley.com/go/busby/sedimentarybasins.

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Introduction

  2. Part 2: New Techniques and Modeling

  3. Part 3: Rift, Post-Rift, Transtensional, and Strike-Slip Basin Settings

  4. Part 4: Convergent Margins: Subduction and Collision, from Outboard to Inboard Settings

    1. Chapter 24

      Dynamic Relationship between Subsidence, Sedimentation, and Unconformities in Mid-Cretaceous, Shallow-Marine Strata of the Western Canada Foreland Basin: Links to Cordilleran Tectonics (pages 480–507)

      A. Guy Plint, Aditya Tyagi, Phil J. A. McCausland, Jessica R. Krawetz, Heng Zhang, Xavier Roca, Bogdan L. Varban, Y. Greg Hu, Michael A. Kreitner and Michael J. Hay

  5. Part 5: Plate Interior Basins and Widespread Basin Types

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