The effects of lower crustal strength and preexisting midcrustal shear zones on the formation of continental core complexes and low-angle normal faults

Guangliang Wu, Luc L. Lavier

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Abstract

To investigate the formation of core complexes and low-angle normal faults, we devise thermomechanical simulations on a simplified wedge-like orogenic hinterland that has initial topography, Moho relief, and a preexisting midcrustal shear zone that can accommodate shear at very low angles (
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2195-2214
Number of pages20
JournalTectonics
Volume35
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 29 2016
Externally publishedYes

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