By Jeffrey T. Freymueller,Peter J. Haeussler,Robert L. Wesson,Göran Ekström
Published by way of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph sequence, quantity 179.
This multidisciplinary monograph presents the 1st sleek integrative precis fascinated with the main awesome energetic tectonic platforms in North America.
Encompassing seismology, tectonics, geology, and geodesy, it contains papers that summarize the nation of data, together with heritage fabric for these unexpected with the area; deal with international hypotheses utilizing information from Alaska; and attempt vital international hypotheses utilizing information from this region.
It is geared up round 4 significant themes:
- subduction and nice earthquakes on the Aleutian Arc,
- the transition from strike slip to accretion and subduction of the Yakutat microplate,
- the Denali fault and comparable constructions and their function in accommodating everlasting deformation of the overriding plate, and
- regional integration and large-scale versions and using info from Alaska to deal with vital worldwide questions and hypotheses.
The book's booklet close to the start of the nationwide technology Foundation's EarthScope undertaking makes it particularly well timed simply because Alaska may be the least understood sector in the EarthScope footprint, and curiosity within the area will be anticipated to upward thrust with time as extra EarthScope info develop into available.
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Active Tectonics and Seismic Potential of Alaska: 179 (Geophysical Monograph Series) by Jeffrey T. Freymueller,Peter J. Haeussler,Robert L. Wesson,Göran Ekström