Thrust Loads and Foreland Basin Evolution, Cretaceous, Western United States

@article{Jordan1981ThrustLA,
  title={Thrust Loads and Foreland Basin Evolution, Cretaceous, Western United States},
  author={T. Jordan},
  journal={AAPG Bulletin},
  year={1981},
  volume={65},
  pages={2506-2520}
}
  • T. Jordan
  • Published 1981
  • Geology
  • AAPG Bulletin
  • Two-dimensional modeling of loading during the formation of the Idaho-Wyoming thrust belt shows that regional isostatic compensation by flexure of an elastic lithosphere is sufficient to control the formation of a foreland basin. The flexural rigidity of the lithosphere is inferred to have been approximately 1023 Nm (1030 dyne cm), on the basis of palinspastic comparison of predicted downwarping, due to the thrust plate loads, to the shape of the sedimentary wedge on the west side of the… CONTINUE READING
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