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 smooth integrative precis curious about the main astounding energetic tectonic structures in North America.
Encompassing seismology, tectonics, geology, and geodesy, it contains papers that summarize the nation of information, together with heritage fabric for these unexpected with the area; tackle worldwide hypotheses utilizing info from Alaska; and attempt vital worldwide hypotheses utilizing information from this region.
It is equipped 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 buildings and their position in accommodating everlasting deformation of the overriding plate, and
- regional integration and large-scale versions and using facts from Alaska to handle vital worldwide questions and hypotheses.
The book's book close to the start of the nationwide technology Foundation's EarthScope venture makes it specially well timed simply because Alaska is likely to be the least understood sector in the EarthScope footprint, and curiosity within the zone could be anticipated to upward thrust with time as extra EarthScope info turn 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