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Journal: GSA Bulletin
Published: 01 February 1967
GSA Bulletin (1967) 78 (2): 143–156.
... as early Miocene show the arcuate form. The strike of tilted beds, fold axes, and in places elongate plutons, parallels the trend of the arcuate ranges, herein called “oroflexes”—defined as mountain ranges with arcuate trends that result from tectonic bending of the crust. The gross structural pattern...
Series: AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 2004
DOI: 10.1306/M82813C9
EISBN: 9781629810485
...ABSTRACT ABSTRACT The problem of how map-view curves (variously named salients, recesses, arcs, oroclines, virgations, festoons, bends, oroflexes, and syntaxes) in fold-thrust belts originate has caught the attention of geologists for more than 200 years. This chapter reviews the advances...
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Published: 01 October 1981
Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (1981) 71 (5): 1593–1605.
... trend (oroflexing) of the older marine magnetic strip anomalies. Thus the normal faults, now some distance from the spreading axis, were rotated up to 40° clockwise with the anomalies and now have a component of strike-slip as shown by earthquake focal mechanisms. And just as we observed in the Imperial...
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Journal: Lithosphere
Publisher: GSW
Published: 01 June 2017
Lithosphere (2017) 9 (3): 499–511.
... bends, coupled, or multiple bends ( Johnston et al., 2013 ). Earth scientists have referred to plan-view curvature of mountain belts with different terms, including orocline, arc, syntaxis, curve, bend, virgation, salient, festoon, arcuate range, oroflex, or recess ( Marshak, 2004 ). The term...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 March 1971
AAPG Bulletin (1971) 55 (3): 454–477.
.... 3 Dunlap strata in the Hawthorne and Tonopah quadrangles strike nearly east-west and could have been rotated as much as 90° about a major fold (the “oroflex”) hypothesized by Albers (1967) to encompass much of west-central Nevada. “ Thrust conglomerate ”.—Critical relations cited...
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Series: GSA Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2007
DOI: 10.1130/2007.1199(02)
..., linear valleys of north-northwest trend that are outlined by pronounced thoroughgoing structures with abundant evidence of Holocene and local historic faulting.” He contrasted this tectonic pattern with the display of “adjacent transform-like offsets or large-scale oroflexing common to many elements...
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