A Continental Plate Boundary: Tectonics at South Island, New Zealand

A Continental Plate Boundary: Tectonics at South Island, New Zealand

Editor(s): David Okaya, Tim Stern, Fred Davey

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875904405

Online ISBN: 9781118666142

DOI: 10.1029/GM175

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 175.

A Continental Plate Boundary
offers in one place the most comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge for researchers and students to learn about the tectonics and plate dynamics of the Pacific-Australian continental plate boundary in South Island and about the application of modern geological and geophysical methods. It examines what happens when convergence and translation occur at a plate boundary by

  • Describing the geological and geophysical signature of a continental transform fault;
  • Identifying the diverse vertical and lateral patterns of deformation at the plate boundary;
  • Assessing an apparent seismicity gap on the plate boundary fault and fast-moving plate motions;
  • Comparing this plate boundary to other global convergent continental strike-slip plate boundaries;
  • Documenting the utility of the double-sided, onshore-offshore seismic method for exploration of a narrow continental island; and
  • Providing additional papers presenting previously unpublished results.

This volume will prove invaluable for seismologists, tectonophysicists, geodesists and potential-field geophysicists, geologists, geodynamicists, and students of the deformation of tectonic plates.

Table of contents

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    2. Geophysical Structure of the Southern Alps Orogen, South Island, New Zealand (pages 47–72)

      F. J. Davey, D. Eberhart-Phillips, M. D. Kohler, S. Bannister, G. Caldwell, S. Henrys, M. Scherwath, T. Stern and H. Van Avendonk

    3. Geophysical Exploration and Dynamics of the Alpine Fault Zone (pages 207–233)

      Tim Stern, David Okaya, Stefan Kleffmann, Martin Scherwath, Stuart Henrys and Fred Davey

    4. Do Great Earthquakes Occur on the Alpine Fault in Central South Island, New Zealand? (pages 235–251)

      R. Sutherland, D. Eberhart-Phillips, R. A. Harris, T. Stern, J. Beavan, S. Ellis, S. Henrys, S. Cox, R. J. Norris, K. R. Berryman, J. Townend, S. Bannister, J. Pettinga, B. Leitner, L. Wallace, T. A. Little, A. F. Cooper, M. Yetton and M. Stirling