Time scales of tectonic landscapes and their sediment routing systems

  title={Time scales of tectonic landscapes and their sediment routing systems},
  author={P. Allen},
  • P. Allen
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Abstract In regions undergoing active tectonics, the coupling between the tectonic displacement field, the overlying landscape and the redistribution of mass at the Earth's surface in the form of sediment routing systems, is particularly marked and variable. Coupling between deformation and surface processes takes place at a range of scales, from the whole orogen to individual extensional fault blocks or contractional anticlines. At the large scale, the attainment of a steady-state between the… CONTINUE READING
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