Numerical estimation of duplex thickening in a deep-level accretionary prism: A proposal for network duplex
Published:August 01, 2011
Hikaru Ueno, Ken-ichiro Hisada, Yujiro Ogawa, 2011. "Numerical estimation of duplex thickening in a deep-level accretionary prism: A proposal for network duplex", Mélanges: Processes of Formation and Societal Significance, John Wakabayashi, Yildirim Dilek
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Two types of thrust duplex structures were identified in excellent exposures of the deep level of the Jurassic to Cretaceous accretionary complex in the Kanto Mountains, central Japan, and the thickening ratio and shortening ratio were calculated. Simple (S type) and composite (C type) duplexes are mapped in an excavation site 100 × 40 m in extent. The beds of the S type and C type duplexes were thickened by factors of 5.8 and 6.0, respectively; however, the C type duplex includes four orders of smaller duplexes within it that underwent their own shortening. Thus the total thickening factor may attain at least 6–13, indicating a comparable degree of thickening at the level of greenschist facies conditions (approximately10 km or more in depth) in the accretionary prism.