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Deccan Plateau uplift: insights from parts of Western Uplands, Maharashtra, India

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Vivek S. Kale
Vivek S. Kale
Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), Pune 411021, IndiaPresent address: Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076, India
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Gauri Dole
Gauri Dole
Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), Pune 411021, IndiaPresent address: Department of Geology, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, 411007, India
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Devdutt Upasani
Devdutt Upasani
Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), Pune 411021, IndiaPresent address: Department of Geology, Fergusson College, Pune 411004, India
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Shilpa Patil Pillai
Shilpa Patil Pillai
Advanced Centre for Water Resources Development and Management (ACWADAM), Pune 411021, IndiaPresent address: Department of Geology, Sinhgad College of Science, Pune 411041, India
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract

The western edge of the Deccan Plateau (=Western Uplands) has been depicted in its evolutionary models to be a contiguous crustal block exposing structurally undisturbed subhorizontal stacks of Deccan Trap basalts.

The geomorphological and morphometric characteristics of this terrain, Quaternary fluvial sediments capping the Deccan Traps in some river basins, compounded with deformation features in the basalts, and in the overlying sediments, are compiled here. They demonstrate that the Western Upland region of the Deccan Plateau may be constituted of no less than three blocks with differential Quaternary uplift histories, rather than the entire region experiencing a unified uplift.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Tectonics of the Deccan Large Igneous Province

S. Mukherjee
S. Mukherjee
Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai 400 076, Maharashtra, India
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A. A. Misra
A. A. Misra
Exploration, Reliance Industries Ltd, Mumbai 400 701, Maharashtra, India
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G. Calvès
G. Calvès
Université Toulouse 3, Paul Sabatier, Géosciences Environnement Toulouse, 14 avenue Edouard Belin, 31400, Toulouse, France
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M. Nemčok
M. Nemčok
EGI at University of Utah, 423 Wakara Way, Suite 300, Salt Lake City, UT 84108, USAEGI Laboratory at SAV, Dúbravskácesta 9, 840 05 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Geological Society of London
Volume
445
ISBN electronic:
9781786203281
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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