By Masao Nakanishi (auth.), Yujiro Ogawa, Ryo Anma, Yildirim Dilek (eds.)
Accretionary prisms in convergent margins are typical laboratories for exploring preliminary orogenic approaches and mountain construction episodes. also they are an incredible section of continental progress either vertically and laterally. Accretionary prisms are seismically hugely lively and their inner deformation through megathrusting and out-of-sequence faulting are an important drawback for earthquake and tsunami harm in lots of coastal towns round the Pacific Rim. The geometries and buildings of contemporary accretionary prisms were good imaged seismically and during deep drilling tasks of the sea Drilling application (and lately IODP) over the last 15 years. larger figuring out of the spatial distribution and temporal development of accretionary prism deformation, structural and hydrologic evolution of the décollement area (tectonic interface among the subducting slab and the higher plate), chemical gradients and fluid circulation paths inside of accretionary prisms, contrasting stratigraphic and deformational framework along-strike in accretionary prisms, and the distribution and ecosystems of organic groups in accretionary prism settings is most crucial in analyzing the evolution of historical advanced sedimentary terrains and orogenic belts when it comes to subduction-related techniques.
This e-book is a suite of interdisciplinary papers documenting the geological, geophysical, geochemical, and paleontological gains of recent accretionay prisms and ditchs within the northwestern Pacific Ocean, in line with many submersible dive cruises, ODP drilling tasks, and geophysical surveys over the last 10 years. it is also numerous papers proposing the result of systematic built-in experiences of modern to old on-land accretionary prisms compared to sleek analogues. the person chapters are information and picture wealthy, offering a big source of knowledge and data from those severe elements of convergent margins for researchers, school participants, and graduate and undergraduate scholars. As such, the ebook may be a huge and distinctive contribution within the huge fields of worldwide tectonics, geodynamics, marine geology and geophysics, and structural geology and sedimentology.
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11 Bathymetric profiles across the northern Japan Trench. 10. 8 20 M. Nakanishi 144°E 145°E 41°N 41°N ER 40°N 40°N 39°N 39°N 38°N 38°N 144°E 145°E Fig. 12 Distribution of bending-related topographic structures in the northern Japan Trench. 3 Izu-Ogasawara Trench The Izu-Ogasawara Trench physiographically terminates at the subducting Daiichi-Kashima Seamount. The northernmost portion of the Izu-Ogasawara Trench forms the trench-trench-trench triple junction with Sagami Trough. 13 Shaded bathymetric map of the southern Japan Trench.
The height of bending-related topographic structures does not show any gradual trenchward increase. Some of bending-related topographic structures north of 40°N have the same strike as those of Kuril Trench. 9 Distribution of bending-related topographic structures in the western Kuril Trench. Black lines represent ridges. Red and blue lines show landward- and oceanward-dipping elongated escarpments, respectively. Right and dark gray areas illustrate seamounts and trench bottoms, respectively. 11 and 12).
Fujisawa 2009). html). The geomagnetic data obtained in KR08-10 cruise by R/V KAIREI was personally obtained from the shipboard scientists of the cruises. We calculated magnetic anomalies using the 11th Generation International Geomagnetic Reference Field (International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy, Working Group V-MOD 2010). The geomagnetic reversal timescale used in this study is that proposed by Gradstein et al. (2004). Fig. 3 shows magnetic anomaly profiles in the study area. The magnetic data were analyzed in the usual fashion for magnetic lineation studies: anomalies were plotted as wiggles perpendicular to ship tracks using GMT and MAGBAT and then correlated between tracks by eye.
Accretionary Prisms and Convergent Margin Tectonics in the Northwest Pacific Basin by Masao Nakanishi (auth.), Yujiro Ogawa, Ryo Anma, Yildirim Dilek (eds.)