Isostatic Constraints on Lithospheric Thermal Evolution: Application to the Proterozoic Orogen of the Southwestern United States

  1. Karl E. Kalstrom and
  2. G. Randy Keller
  1. R. M. Flowers,
  2. L. H. Royden and
  3. S. A. Bowring

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/154GM10

The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics

The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics

How to Cite

Flowers, R. M., Royden, L. H. and Bowring, S. A. (2005) Isostatic Constraints on Lithospheric Thermal Evolution: Application to the Proterozoic Orogen of the Southwestern United States, in The Rocky Mountain Region: An Evolving Lithosphere Tectonics, Geochemistry, and Geophysics (eds K. E. Kalstrom and G. R. Keller), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/154GM10

Author Information

  1. Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904191

Online ISBN: 9781118666326

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Keywords:

  • Orogeny-Rocky Mountains;
  • Geology, Structural—Rocky Mountains;
  • Geophysics—Rocky Mountains;
  • Core-mantle boundary

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Isostatic Constraints on Geotherm Evolution from Cratons

  • Thermal Model

  • Controls on Lithospheric Thermal Evolution

  • Application to the Proterozoic (1.8-1.0 GA) Orogenic Belt of the Southwestern United States

  • Appllcatlon to Other Geological Domains

  • Summary