Cenozoic tectonics of western Ireland
  • 【DOI】

    10.1016/S0016-7878(00)80086-3

  • 【摘要】

    The Cenozoic tectonic history of Ireland is advancing into a new phase of data and understanding, built upon the work of eminent Irish geologists, such as Frank Mitchell and Gordon Herries-Davies. Fro... 展开>>The Cenozoic tectonic history of Ireland is advancing into a new phase of data and understanding, built upon the work of eminent Irish geologists, such as Frank Mitchell and Gordon Herries-Davies. From topographic and fluvial studies, it is now clear that the Irish landscape is young and dynamic, certainly post-Mesozoic and that it was developed principally by very slow Mesozoic-Cenozoic denudation and Cenozoic fragmented uplift by Eocene-Oligocene extensional normal faulting and Miocene to present-day compression. A huge amount of new data acquisition is needed to test and develop new hypotheses of Irish landscape evolution. 收起<<

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  • 【刊期】

    Proceedings of the Geologists' Association 2000年4期

  • 【语种】

    eng