Mechanics and erosion of basement-cored uplift provinces

  title={Mechanics and erosion of basement-cored uplift provinces},
  author={George E. Hilley and Peter M. Blisniuk and Manfred R. Strecker},
[1] Basement-cored uplift provinces are often characterized by high-angle reverse faulting along preexisting crustal heterogeneities, which may greatly affect the mechanics of deformation and the coupling between erosion and orogenic structure. Herein we construct a coupled deformation-erosion model to understand the mechanics and erosion of mountain belts in which the spatial distribution of deformation is largely influenced by the presence of preexisting high-angle faults. In this case… CONTINUE READING

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