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INFERENCES OF DEVIATORIC STRESS IN ACTIVELY DEFORMING BELTS FROM SIMPLE PHYSICAL MODELS

Abstract:

The width-to-length ratios of active belts are consistent with deformation determined by the creep of the lower lithosphere rather than by friction on faults. The patterns of rotation of crustal blocks of western North America suggest that these blocks passively follow the deformation of a continuous substrate. The observations of deformation and the estimates of stress derived from them, both suggest that the upper continental crust is weak, relative to the lower parts of the lithosphere the...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rsta.1991.0113

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ENGLAND, P More by this author
Journal:
PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL PHYSICAL AND ENGINEERING SCIENCES
Volume:
337
Issue:
1645
Pages:
151-164
Publication date:
1991-10-15
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EISSN:
1471-2962
ISSN:
1364-503X
URN:
uuid:59c66751-1f08-44c3-bc80-e3946ce36613
Source identifiers:
172837
Local pid:
pubs:172837
Language:
English

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