The effects of lower crustal strength and preexisting midcrustal shear zones on the formation of continental core complexes and low-angle normal faults

Guangliang Wu, Luc L. Lavier

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Abstract

To investigate the formation of core complexes and low-angle normal faults, we devise thermomechanical simulations on a simplified wedge-like orogenic hinterland that has initial topography, Moho relief, and a preexisting midcrustal shear zone that can accommodate shear at very low angles (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2195-2214
Number of pages20
JournalTectonics
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2016
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: We thank Roger Buck and Whitney Behr for valuable comments on our earlier manuscript. We also thank Nicholas Hayman, Daniel Stockli, and Richard Katcham for helpful discussions. We are grateful to reviewers Gary Axen and Cristiano Collettini for their constructive comments and suggestions that help to improve the paper. We thank Editor Nathan Niemi for his helpful assistance. The work is partially funded by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) Global Collaborative Research. The raw data are available and can be requested by e-mail (glwu@utexas.edu). This is UTIG contribution 2972.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.

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