Chapter 8. Tectonic Geomorphology of a Plate Boundary

  1. William B. Bull

Published Online: 12 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312003.ch8

Tectonically Active Landscapes

Tectonically Active Landscapes

How to Cite

Bull, W. B. (2009) Tectonic Geomorphology of a Plate Boundary, in Tectonically Active Landscapes, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312003.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 3 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190121

Online ISBN: 9781444312003



  • tectonic geomorphology of a plate boundary;
  • holocene tectonic activity;
  • asthenospheric upwelling;
  • complex basement topography;
  • oblique extension;
  • oblique-normal faulting - active on the western front of the Panamint range;
  • Mesozoic plutonism;
  • quaternary isostatic uplift - sufficient to maintain range crest;
  • active and fairly inactive - scrutiny of mountain-front landforms suggesting two different conclusions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Walker Lane–Eastern California Shear Zone

  • Sierra Nevada Microplate

  • Mendocino Triple Junction

  • Summary