Stream Incision , Tectonics , Uplift , and Evolution of Topography of the Sierra Nevada , California

  title={Stream Incision , Tectonics , Uplift , and Evolution of Topography of the Sierra Nevada , California},
  author={John Wakabayashi and Thomas L. Sawyer},
Stream incision, faulting, thermochronologic, and geobarometric data suggest that Sierra Nevada topography is a consequence of two periods of uplift. Stream incision of up to 1 km has occurred since ∼5 Ma. Maximum EoceneMiocene incision was 150 m. Uplift of the Sierra Nevada, westward tilting, stream incision, and east-down normal and dextral faulting along the present eastern escarpment of the range began at ∼5 Ma. Estimates of Late Cenozoic crestal rock uplift for different areas in the… CONTINUE READING
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