Deformation structures and processes within the continental crust: an introduction
Sergio Llana-Fúnez, Alberto Marcos, Fernando Bastida, 2014. "Deformation structures and processes within the continental crust: an introduction", Deformation Structures and Processes within the Continental Crust, S. Llana-Fúnez, A. Marcos, F. Bastida
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The collection of research papers in this volume provides an overview of current trends in the study of deformation structures and deformation processes in rocks from the continental crust. The volume has been divided into three sections to reflect the current interest in structures and processes: shear zones and folds; the interactions between magmatism and structure; and the relationship between microstructure and rheology. The range of topics includes the geometry of natural structures from field observations, the detailed analysis of the microstructure of deformed rocks, the timing of deformation by various geochronological techniques, the modelling of deformation processes to constrain the development of structures in rocks, and the use of laboratory experimentation to reproduce deformation fabrics in rocks. The mixture of techniques and methods treated illustrate the broad and multidisciplinary approach to the study of rock deformation in the continental crust.
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Deformation Structures and Processes within the Continental Crust
This volume presents a selection of papers showing the current focus of studies of deformation structures and processes within the continental crust. The selected contributions use a large range of analytical techniques suited to the full range of structure sizes and fine-tuned to the physical process that controls the deformation, from the grain boundary at the micro-scale, the lithological contact at the meso-scale to the plate boundary at the global scale.
The papers in the volume are grouped into three sections relating to specific lines of research within the analysis of rock deformation structures and processes, in particular in respect to the continental crust: structures within shear zones and faults; magmatic structures, and microstructures and rheology. These sections include papers describing field studies, experimental rock deformation and numerical modelling of deformation processes.