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Growth of the South Pyrenean orogenic wedge

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dc.creator Meigs, Andrew J.
dc.creator Burbank, Douglas W.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-14T21:59:34Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-14T21:59:34Z
dc.date.issued 1997
dc.identifier.citation Meigs, A. J., and D. W. Burbank (1997), Growth of the South Pyrenean orogenic wedge, Tectonics, 16(2), 239–258, doi:10.1029/96TC03641 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/27760
dc.description This is the publisher’s final pdf. The published article is copyrighted by the American Geophysical Union and can be found at: http://www.agu.org/journals/tc/. en_US
dc.description.abstract A six-step reconstruction of the South Pyrenean foreland fold-and-thrust belt in Spain delineates the topographic slope, basal décollement angle, internal deformation, and thrust-front advance from the Early Eocene until the end of contractional deformation in the Late Oligocene. Style of thrust-front advance, dip of the basal décollement, slope of the upper surface, and internal deformation are decoupled and not simply related. Internal deformation increased, decreased, and maintained surface slope angle at different stages. From the onset to the cessation of deformation, the basal décollement angle decreased overall suggesting translation of the thrust belt onto stronger crust with time. Taper angle of the Pyrenean thrust wedge was fundamentally controlled by the flexural rigidity of the lower plate, the relative rate of creation of structural relief in the rear versus the front of the wedge, the extent of deposition of eroded material within the deforming wedge, and the taper of the pretectonic stratigraphic wedge. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Supported by NSF grant EAR-9304863 and grants from the Donors of the Petroleum Research Fund (ACS-28270-AC) to D.W.B. A.J.M. was supported by grants from A.A.P.G., G.S.A., and Sigma Xi and a Shell Foundation Fellowship. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Geophysical Union en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Tectonics en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 16 no. 2 en_US
dc.title Growth of the South Pyrenean orogenic wedge en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1029/96TC03641

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