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Two-phase growth of high topography in eastern Tibet during the Cenozoic
High topography in eastern Tibet is thought to have formed in response to weak lower crust flowing towards the plateau margin. Thermochronologic analyses of rocks exposed at the eastern plateau
Fission track analysis of the Late Cenozoic vertical kinematics of continental pacific crust, South Island, New Zealand
During the late Cenozoic the Pacific plate has been converging obliquely with the Australia plate in South Island, New Zealand. A result of this convergence has been the growth of a major mountain
Exhumation history of orogenic highlands determined by detrital fission-track thermochronology
Abstract A relatively new field in provenance analysis is detrital fission-track thermochronology which utilizes grain ages from sediment shed off an orogen to elucidate its exhumational history.
Tectonics and denudation adjacent to the Xianshuihe Fault, eastern Tibetan Plateau: Constraints from fission track thermochronology
The Xianshuihe-Xiaojiang fault system extending from eastern Tibet to central Yunnan, China, is a major left-shear structural boundary, accommodating the clockwise rotation of crustal rocks between
The evolutionary history of the extinct ratite moa and New Zealand Neogene paleogeography
This work synthesizes mitochondrial phylogenetic information from 263 subfossil moa specimens from across NZ with morphological, ecological, and new geological data to create the first comprehensive phylogeny, taxonomy, and evolutionary timeframe for all of the species of an extinct order.
Sequence stratigraphy of sixth-order (41 k.y.) Pliocene-Pleistocene cyclothems, Wanganui basin, New Zealand: A case for the regressive systems tract
This study is based on a late Pliocene and early Pleistocene (approximately 2.6‐1.7 Ma) succession about 1 km thick of 20 sixth-order (41 k.y. duration) cyclothems of shelf origin exposed in the
The continental collision zone, South Island, New Zealand: Comparison of geodynamical models and observations
The South Island zone of oblique continent-continent convergence occurs along a 400 km-long section of the modern Australia-Pacific plate boundary zone, across which about 50 km of shortening has
The mid-Cenozoic Challenger Rift System of western New Zealand and its implications for the age of Alpine fault inception
Analysis of the structure and sedimentary geology of western New Zealand has identified a middle Eocene to early Miocene continental rift system, 1,200 km long and 100–200 km wide, named here the
Neogene stratigraphic architecture and tectonic evolution of Wanganui, King Country, and eastern Taranaki Basins, New Zealand
Abstract Analysis of the stratigraphic architecture of the fills of Wanganui, King Country, and eastern Taranaki Basins reveals the occurrence of five 2nd order Late Paleocene and Neogene sequences