Six. The Nazca Ridge and Uplift of the Fitzcarrald Arch: Implications for Regional Geology in Northern South America

  1. C. Hoorn5 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh6
  1. Nicolas Espurt1,
  2. Patrice Baby2,
  3. Stéphane Brusset2,
  4. Martin Roddaz2,
  5. Wilber Hermoza3 and
  6. Jocelyn Barbarand4

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch6

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

Espurt, N., Baby, P., Brusset, S., Roddaz, M., Hermoza, W. and Barbarand, J. (2009) The Nazca Ridge and Uplift of the Fitzcarrald Arch: Implications for Regional Geology in Northern South America, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 6

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratoire des Mécanismes et Transferts en, Géologie, Université de Toulouse; UPS (SVT-OMP); CNRS/IRD; LMTG; 14 Av, Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France. Now: CEREGE UMR6635 Université Paul Cézanne CNRS BP80 13545, Aix en Provence, France

  2. 2

    Laboratoire des Mécanismes et Transferts en, Géologie, Université de Toulouse; UPS (SVT-OMP); CNRS/IRD; LMTG; 14 Av, Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France

  3. 3

    PeruPetro S.A., av. Luis Aldana 320, San Borja, Lima 41, Peru. Now: REPSOL-YPF, Paseo de la Castellana 280, 1aPl., 28046 Madrid, Spain

  4. 4

    Université Paris Sud, UMR CNRS 8148 IDES, Bâtiment 504, Orsay cedex, F-91405, France

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • Fitzcarrald Arch, major geomorphic features - Amazon drainage basin landscape;
  • Fitzcarrald Arch regional uplift - causes of appearance;
  • Andean Nazca Ridge subduction imprints;
  • Fitzcarrald Arch - WSW–ENE-trending upland in southeastern Peru and western Brazil;
  • Neogene succession in Fitzcarrald Arch areas;
  • Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM);
  • Pliocene deposits, coarse-grained alluvial fan and fluvial deposits;
  • Global Magnetic Polarity Time Scale (GMPTS);
  • Pleistocene deposits of Fitzcarrald Arch and Upper Solimões Formation;
  • timing of Fitzcarrald Arch uplift

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Morphological records, drainage system and crustal structure of the Fitzcarrald area

  • The Nazca Ridge feature

  • Andean Nazca Ridge subduction imprints

  • Miocene to Pleistocene sedimentological record of the Fitzcarrald Arch area

  • Timing of the Fitzcarrald Arch uplift

  • Origin of the Fitzcarrald uplift

  • Acknowledgements

  • References

  • Consequences of the Fitzcarrald Arch uplift on Amazonian basin evolution and its biota