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Definition of Foreland

Published:
January 01, 1988

Abstract

For purposes of this presentation, the foreland is defined as the area bounded by the undeformed craton and the fold and thrust belt of the geosynclinal area. Foreland areas can display varying tectonic styles based upon the previous plate tectonic history. Some foreland areas will have only extensional tectonic characteristics, resulting from the early history of a passive margin, while others will have been subsequently deformed and display a different style.

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AAPG Continuing Education Course Notes Series

Basement Involved Tectonics Foreland Areas

W.G. Brown
W.G. Brown
Department of Geology Baylor University
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Volume
26
ISBN electronic:
9781629811321
Publication date:
January 01, 1988

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