Exam. Short answer questions Diagram interpretation Some multiple choice Material from discussion sections will be included Lab material will not be covered (although diagrams may be used) Powerpoint presentations at http://www.geology.wisc.edu/~laurel/204/. TECTONIC BASINS.
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The sedimentary record of tectonic processes
Foreland basins can accumulate exceptionally thick (~10 km) stratigraphic successions
Intracratonic Basin: large-scale basins far from mountain belts that form very wide, gentle synclines. Commonly large but not very deep
Extends from Mendocino transform-transform-trench triple junction to Rivera ridge-trench-transform triple junction
McDonald et al. (1979)
Ridge- convergence system transform: Dead Sea rift
Terranes are ‘fault-bounded blocks of crust that accrete to the ancient cores of the continents. The process makes the continents increase in extent and rewords them into what amounts to geologic collages’
- David G. Howell (1985)