Thrust Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Systems
Thrust Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Systems resulted from an international conference at Royal Holloway University in London. The volume contains 33 chapters divided into four sections:Geodynamics of Thrust Systems, Analog Modeling of Thrust Systems, Fault-Related Folds in Thrust Systems,and Case Studies. These papers summarize recent advances in thrust studies and their application to hydrocarbon exploration and production.Key topics addressed include the application of the critically tapered Coulomb wedge model to thrust systems both in nature and in experiments, the interaction of surface proceses with thrust systems, basement-involved thrust systems and inversion, fault-related folds in thrust belts, and growth stratal development in thrust belts. Fold-and thrust belts described and discussed in this volume include the Alps, the Andes, the Apennines, the Appalacians, the Alice Springs Orogen in Australia, the Albanides, the Atlas in Morocco, the Canadian Cordillera and the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Kutei Basin, Kalimantan, the Himalayas, the New England Orogen, Papua New Guinea, and the Spanish Pyrenees, as well as depwater fold and thrust belts such as the Niger Delta and the Gulf of Mexico. Memoir 82 provides an in-depth look at thrust tectonics and hydrocarbon systems, and is a milestone publication as a major new examination of thrust fault systems.
Kinematics and Sedimentary Balance of the Sub-Himalayan Zone, Western Nepal
Published:January 01, 2004
Laurent Husson, Jean-Louis Mugnier, Pascale Leturmy, Gérard Vidal, 2004. "Kinematics and Sedimentary Balance of the Sub-Himalayan Zone, Western Nepal", Thrust Tectonics and Hydrocarbon Systems, K. R. McClay
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The Sub-Himalayan Zone constitutes a tectonic wedge of synorogenic sediments along the southern edge of the Himalayan Belt. Sediments are incorporated into the prism from the foreland Indo-Gangetic plain, undergo a tectonic cycle within it, and eventually are eroded. The structural sketch map exhibits westward-plunging arcuate structures on the foremost location of the Outer Belt. Investigations from spatial imagery and digital elevation modeling (DEM), together with kinematic data, allow us to calculate velocities for the geomorphologic development. Four velocities rule the general evolution of the wedge. The foremost geomorphic structure (ridge) is the assemblage of elementary structures. The lateral...