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Geological processes on continental margins

sedimentation, mass-wasting, and stability

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Published by Geological Society, AAPG Bookstore [distributor] in London, Tulsa, OK .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Submarine geology.,
  • Continental margins.,
  • Sedimentation and deposition.,
  • Mass-wasting.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by M.S. Stoker, D. Evans, and A. Cramp.
    SeriesGeological Society special publication ;, no. 129
    ContributionsStoker, M. S., Evans, D. 1949-, Cramp, A.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE39 .G396 1998
    The Physical Object
    Pagination355 p. :
    Number of Pages355
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL92175M
    ISBN 101897799977
    LC Control Number99202490
    OCLC/WorldCa39493682

    Varying in thickness, the crust is thickest below land and thinnest below the oceans. Some of the natural resources we depend on, such as metallic ores and petroleum, often form along or near geologic structures. The economic benefit of the fish and natural resources is important to many nations, which claim territorial ownership of the continental shelves adjacent to their land areas. In places along passive margins in the Atlantic Ocean, the sediment measures more than 6 miles 10 kilometers deep. The theory of plate tectonics What Wegener lacked, however, was a convincing explanation as to what moved the continents along the surface. If the river has a large enough discharge, the finer-than-sand-sized materials may be carried for kilometres onto the margin in a fresh- or brackish-water plume.

    All kinds of wastes are disposed of along the margins, and the effects of pollution have become a major global concern. Active margins form primarily along the boundaries of plates that are actively converging. On land, such a boundary is called a slip-strike boundary. Erosion is the primary force acting on them, having continually deposited sediment from dry land since their formation.

    Thus, understanding the origin of these structures is critical to discovering more reserves of our nonrenewable resources. The average depth of the continental shelf at the shelf break is about feet meters below the surface of the ocean. Passive continental margins The passive continental margins of eastern North America, eastern South America, western Africa, and western Europe began to form about million years ago when Pangaea began to break up. These scraps of oceanic crust accumulate with sediment to form what are called accretionary pronounced ah-KREE-sha-nair-ee wedges that build up on the landward side of the trench. Plate Tectonics—The Unifying Theory of Geology We live on a layer of Earth known as the lithosphere which is a collection of rigid slabs that are shifting and sliding into each other. Pangaea has been breaking apart since about million years ago.


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Geological processes on continental margins book

Rheology and Deformation of the Lithosphere at Continental Margins

Because of this, coupled with a slow rise in sea level and the effects of canals dug in the delta wetlandsthe coast has begun to retreat significantly. Geologists can learn many things about the Pre-Archean by studying the rocks of the cratons.

Examples are Yellowstone, which lies at the end of a chain of extinct calderas, which become progressively older to the west.

The continental margins along India and Antarctica are other examples of passive margins. This, in turn, leads to a rich web of sea life. Hyndman 7. Some geologists think that the continental margin of the eastern United States has retreated as much as 5—30 km 3—19 miles since the end of the Cretaceous Period some As a result, continental shelf surfaces on trailing-edge margins into which no large rivers flow are veneered with a sand sheet lying over a complex of older deposits, some of which peek through the surface as outcrops—vestiges of an earlier story written on the palimpsest.

One exception is the Yellowstone hotspot figure Shield Places the craton crops out at the surface is known as a shield.

The release of pressure causes melting near the surface to form a hotspot. Clay can, in other words, refer either to particle size or to a group of minerals. Axen 4. When a liquid in a pot begins to boil, it turns over and over.

Continental shelf

Thus, the continental margins along these continents are considered tectonically quiet. It is carried to the area beneath the plates by convection currents, which act similar to the currents produced in a pot of boiling liquid on a hot stove.

Since active continental margins occur along many coasts of the Pacific Ocean, these types of margins are also known as "Pacific-type" margins. Since it does not occur on all continental margins around the planet, it is best considered a characteristic of the margin in certain areas.

Describe the formation of ocean basins. Moving the plates This heat energy moves the tectonic plates across the planet's surface.

Kilauea volcano lies above the Hawaiian hotspot. Continental Margin Photo by: Kwest They are the drowned edges of continents. But did it all begin with Pangaea? Mud volcanoes the most important pathway for degassing deeply buried sediments.

In addition to the two primary types of continental margins, there also are special types that do not readily fit either category. The incline of a canyon is normally related to that of the slope: steep slopes have short, steep canyons, while broader slopes have longer, shallower canyons.

Google Scholar About the sonar observation of biological activity Hovland, M. Roger Buck 2. This book explores the current cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in lithospheric rheology and provides a broad summary of the rheology and deformation of the continental lithosphere in both extensional and compressional settings.

As it does so, its leading edge begins to melt because of high temperature and pressure in the mantle.

See Article History Continental margin, the submarine edge of the continental crust distinguished by relatively light and isostatically high-floating material in comparison with the adjacent oceanic crust. Structure A continental shelf typically extends from the coast to depths of — metres — feet.

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