Tectonics

Tectonics (from the Vulgar Latin tectonicus, meaning "building") is concerned with the orogenies and tectonic development of cratons and tectonic terranes as well as the earthquake and volcanic belts which directly affect much of the global population. Tectonic studies are also important for understanding erosion patterns in geomorphology and as guides for the economic geologist searching for petroleum and metallic ores.

Read more about Tectonics:  Plate Tectonics

Other articles related to "tectonics, tectonic":

Tanya Atwater - Selected Bibliography
... Reprinted in Plate Tectonics and Geomagnetic Reversals, p ... Atwater, Tanya, 1970, Implications of plate tectonics for the Cenozoic tectonic evolution of western North America ... Reprinted in Plate Tectonics and Geomagnetic Reversals, p ...
Other Fields of Tectonic Studies - Planetary Tectonics
... Techniques used in the analysis of tectonics on earth have also been applied to the study of the planets and their moons ...
Plume Tectonics
... Plume tectonics is a geophysical theory that finds its roots in the mantle doming concept (which did not accept major plate movements and continental drifting) which was especially popular during the 1930s ... that recognises and accepts large scale plate motions such as envisaged by plate tectonics, but placing them in a framework where large mantle plumes are the major ... theory focuses on the movements of postulated mantle plumes under tectonic plates viewing them as the major driving force of movements of (parts of) the Earth's crust ...
2003 Bam Earthquake - Background - Tectonics
... Preliminary analysis of the pattern of seismic-wave radiation from the December 26 earthquake is consistent with the earthquake having been caused by right-lateral strike-slip motion on a north-south oriented fault ... The earthquake occurred in a region within which major north-south, right-lateral, strike-slip faults had been previously mapped, and the epicenter lies near the previously mapped, north-south oriented Bam fault ...
Geology Of Tasmania - Geological History - Tertiary - Tectonics
... The Macquarie Harbour graben deposits dating from Palaeocene and Eocene are poorly consolidated sand, and gravel, with some beds of lignite and clay ... Sediments are up to 500 meters thick, with the lowest layers consisting of dolerite boulders ...