Reflection Seismology: A Global Perspective Reflection Seismology: The Continental Crust

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Abstract

Do continents grow by accretion of largescale thrust sheets along orogenic belts? Does rifted continental crust have a distinctive “reflection signature” that allows it to be identified, even when buried beneath overthrust terranes? What happens to major faults in the lower crust, and do crustal faults penetrate into the upper mantle? Is the Moho a relatively “young” feature of continental crust? How do reflection techniques influence subsequent geological interpretations? How do the newly evolving views on the continental crust based on deep reflection seismology integrate with the more traditional views based primarily on seismic refraction methods?