Geotransects in the Taiwan region



The Republic of China National Committee for the Inter-Union Commission on the Lithosphere organized an ad hoc working group in 1988 for compilation and construction of geotransects in the Taiwan region, a region considered by the scientific world as a classic example of collision and subduction of plates.

Three geotransects have been constructed, with insufficient data: geotransect N along latitude 24°30′N, geotransect M along latitude 23°30′, and geotransect S along latitude 22°30′N. The data used in the constructions are mainly scattered in publications on the geology and geophysics of Taiwan. The purpose of the study is to promote further investigation of the mechanism of plate motion in terms of geology and geophysics, to improve interpretation of the geotectonics of the region.