Mountain-building in Taiwan and the critical wedge model

Chi Yuen Wang, Adam Ellwood, Francis Wu, Ruey Juin Rau, Homg Yuan Yen

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Recently accumulated geophysical data for Taiwan have provided an opportunity to examine the deep structure and the construction of an active fold-and-thrust mountain belt. Analyses of gravity anomalies and seismic tomography show the occurrence of high-density and high-velocity rocks beneath the Central Ranges extending from near the surface to depths of 40-70 km. Together with surface geology, fission-track data and radiometric data, the results show that large-scaled, autochthonous uplift of basement rocks from depths beneath the Central Ranges may have occurred since the last 1 Ma. These results are in contrast with the model of thin-skinned growth of a critical wedge, that was thought to occur across the entire Taiwan orogen.

主出版物標題Subduction Top to Bottom, 1996
編輯Gray E. Bebout, David W. Scholl, Stephen H. Kirby, John P. Platt
發行者Blackwell Publishing Ltd
出版狀態Published - 1996 一月 1


名字Geophysical Monograph Series

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics

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    Wang, C. Y., Ellwood, A., Wu, F., Rau, R. J., & Yen, H. Y. (1996). Mountain-building in Taiwan and the critical wedge model. 於 G. E. Bebout, D. W. Scholl, S. H. Kirby, & J. P. Platt (編輯), Subduction Top to Bottom, 1996 (頁 49-55). (Geophysical Monograph Series; 卷 96). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.