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 keen on the main excellent energetic tectonic structures in North America.
Encompassing seismology, tectonics, geology, and geodesy, it comprises papers that summarize the nation of information, together with heritage fabric for these surprising with the area; deal with international hypotheses utilizing info from Alaska; and attempt vital international hypotheses utilizing facts 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 similar buildings and their function in accommodating everlasting deformation of the overriding plate, and
- regional integration and large-scale versions and using facts from Alaska to deal with vital international questions and hypotheses.
The book's ebook close to the start of the nationwide technology Foundation's EarthScope undertaking makes it specifically well timed simply because Alaska is likely to be the least understood quarter in the EarthScope footprint, and curiosity within the sector should be anticipated to upward thrust with time as extra EarthScope information develop 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