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Surface uplift, uplift of rocks, and exhumation of rocks

Philip C. England and Peter Molnar
Surface uplift, uplift of rocks, and exhumation of rocks
Geology (Boulder) (1990) 18 (12): 1173-1177


Uplift of the surface of mountain belts requires forces that are comparable in magnitude to those associated with plate motion, and therefore determination of rates of surface uplift could provide important information on the dynamics of mountain ranges. Rates of uplift of the surfaces of mountain ranges have not, however, been quantified sufficiently well that they provide useful constraints on those processes. Many reports off surface uplift in mountain ranges are based on mistaking exhumation of rocks or uplift of rocks for surface uplift, and provide no information whatsoever on the rates of surface uplift.

ISSN: 0091-7613
EISSN: 1943-2682
Serial Title: Geology (Boulder)
Serial Volume: 18
Serial Issue: 12
Title: Surface uplift, uplift of rocks, and exhumation of rocks
Affiliation: Oxford Univ., Dep. Earth Sci., Oxford, United Kingdom
Pages: 1173-1177
Published: 1990
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 44
Accession Number: 1990-060128
Categories: Structural geologyGeomorphology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Secondary Affiliation: Mass. Inst. Technol., USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1990
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