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Vertical axis rotation (or lack thereof) of the eastern Mongolian Altay Mountains: Implications for far-field transpressional mountain building

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The Altay Mountains of Western Mongolia accommodate 10–20% of the current shortening of the India-Asia collision in a transpressive regime. Kinematic models of the Altay require faults to rotate anticlockwise about a vertical axis in order to accommodate compressional deformation on the major strike slip faults that cross the region. Such rotations should be detectable by palaeomagnetic data. Previous estimates from the one existing palaeomagnetic study from the Altay, on Oligocene and younge...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.tecto.2018.03.020

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Tectonophysics Journal website
Volume:
736
Pages:
31-46
Publication date:
2018-04-07
Acceptance date:
2018-03-26
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EISSN:
1879-3266
ISSN:
0040-1951
Pubs id:
847242
Local pid:
pubs:847242

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