Exhumation is a primary phenomenon used to characterize geomorphic and tectonic histories. The motion of rock with respect to the earth’s surface is produced by erosion and tectonic denudation. Unroofing by erosion redistributes crustal mass and is a major accommodator of shortening in orogenic belts (Brandon et al. 1998; Zeitler et al. 2001; Willett et al. 2003). Tectonic denudation, typically associated with crustal extension, brings rocks to the surface at rapid rates from significant crustal depths (Hodges et al. 1998; Hacker et al. 2003; Vanderhaeghe et al. 2003). Quantifying exhumation using thermochronology...
Applications of Low-Temperature Thermochronometry to Quantification of Recent Exhumation in Mountain Belts
James A. Spotila; Applications of Low-Temperature Thermochronometry to Quantification of Recent Exhumation in Mountain Belts. Reviews in Mineralogy and Geochemistry ; 58 (1): 449–466. doi: https://doi.org/10.2138/rmg.2005.58.17
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