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Geological evolution of Central Asian Basins and the western Tien Shan Range

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Marie-Françoise Brunet
Marie-Françoise Brunet
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ. Paris 06, CNRS, Institut des Sciences de la Terre de Paris (iSTeP), 4 place Jussieu 75005 Paris, France
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Edward R. Sobel
Edward R. Sobel
Universität Potsdam, Institut für Erd- und Umweltwissenschaften, Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24, 14476, Potsdam, Germany
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Tom McCann
Tom McCann
Steinmann Institute – Geology, Nußallee 8, 53115 Bonn, Germany
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Published:
January 01, 2017

Abstract

The geological evolution of Central Asia commenced with the evolution of a complex Precambrian–Palaeozoic orogen. Cimmerian blocks were then accreted to the southern margin during the Mesozoic, leading to tectonic reactivation of older structures and discrete episodes of basin formation. The Indian and Arabian blocks collided with Asia during the Cenozoic, leading to renewed structural reactivation, intracontinental deformation and basin development. This complex evolution resulted in the present-day setting of an elongated Tien Shan range flanked by large Mesozoic–Cenozoic sedimentary basins with smaller intramontane basins distributed within the range. The aim of this volume is to present multidisciplinary results and reviews from research groups in Europe and Central Asia that focus on the western part of the Tien Shan and some of the large sedimentary basins in that area. These works elucidate the Late Palaeozoic–Cenozoic tectono-sedimentary evolution of the area. Emphasis is placed on the collision of terranes and/or continents and the ensuing fault reactivation; the impact of changes in climate on the sedimentation is also examined.

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Geological Evolution of Central Asian Basins and the Western Tien Shan Range

M.-F Brunet
M.-F Brunet
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T. McCann
T. McCann
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E. R. Sobel
E. R. Sobel
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Geological Society of London
Volume
427
ISBN electronic:
9781862399594
Publication date:
January 01, 2017

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