Origin and Evolution of Sedimentary Basins and Their Energy and Mineral Resources

Origin and Evolution of Sedimentary Basins and Their Energy and Mineral Resources

Editor(s): Raymond A. Price

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904528

Online ISBN: 9781118666654

DOI: 10.1029/GM048

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 48.

The origin and evolution of sedimentary basins is an obvious focus of the International Lithosphere Program because it is fundamentally a problem in the dynamics and evolution of the lithosphere, and moreover, it provides special opportunities for strengthening the interactions between basic research and the applications of geology, geophysics, geochemistry and geodesy to mineral and energy exploration and development. Accordingly, at both the XXVIIth International Geological Congress in Moscow, in 1984, and at the XIXth General Assembly of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics in Vancouver, in 1987, the International Lithosphere Program convened special symposia on the subject of the origin and evolution of sedimentary basins and their mineral and energy resources. This special volume presents some of the principal results of those symposia.

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