Rise and fall of the Nevadaplano

  title={Rise and fall of the Nevadaplano},
  author={W. Gary Ernst},
  journal={International Geology Review},
  pages={583 - 588}
  • W. Ernst
  • Published 1 July 2009
  • Geology
  • International Geology Review
Based on a variety of geologic evidence in eastern Nevada, DeCelles (2004) proposed the late Mesozoic formation of a broad, high plain underlain by thick sialic crust consisting of high-grade metamorphic rocks. Terming this now-exhumed Late Cretaceous–Eocene hinterland metamorphic belt the Nevadaplano, he estimated that its average elevation probably exceeded 3 km (DeCelles 2004, p. 147). Sited in the rain shadow of the thenactive Sierra Nevada volcanic-plutonic arc, the orographic effect on… Expand
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