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Author Lin, A. (Aiming)

Title Fossil earthquakes : the formation and preservation of Pseudotachylytes / Aiming Lin
Published Berlin ; London : Springer, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume)
Series Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 111
Lecture notes in earth sciences ; 111
Contents Terminology and Origin of Pseudotachylyte -- Pseudotachylyte-Related Fault Rocks and Conceptual Fault Models -- Tectonic Environment and Structure of Pseudotachylyte Veins -- Pseudotachylyte Matrix -- Microlites -- Fragments Within Pseudotachylyte Veins -- Chemical Composition and Melting Processes of Pseudotachylyte -- Formation of Pseudotachylyte in the Brittle and Plastic Regimes -- Crushing-Origin Pseudotachylyte and Veinlet Cataclastic Rocks -- Landslide-related Pseudotachylyte -- Experimentally Generated Pseudotachylyte
Summary "This book focuses on the earthquake source materials produced or deformed by both seismic faulting and seismic creep within seismogenic fault zones at different levels of the crust. In particular, the mechanisms and processes involved in the formation of earthquake materials are covered also including the principal results of field investigations, analyses of meso-scale and micro-scale textures and structures, laboratory experiments, chemical analyses, conceptual fault models, as well as the implications of fault-related pseudotachylite and its related fault rocks for our understanding of earthquakes. This book is intended to help bridge the gape between seismology and geology and to encourage further studies of earthquake mechanisms and seismic faulting processes."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Earthquakes.
Faults (Geology)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3540742352 (hbk.)
9783540742357 (hbk.)