This volume gives an overview of the geotectonic evolution of the Central Andes. The contributions cover the whole spectrum of geoscientific research: geology, petrology, geochemistry, geophysics and geomorphology. They deal with the period from late Precambrium up to the youngest phenomena in the Quaternary. The book is of value for regional geologists as well as for scientists interested in orogenic processes related to active continental margins.
Contents: Pre-Andean Evolution: Basement and Paleozoic Basins: Ancient Crystalline Basement Provinces in the North Chilean Central Andes. The Puncoviscana Formation. Geology and Sedimentology of the Cambrian Grupo Meson. Lower Ordovician in the Southern Part of the Argentine Eastern Cordillera. Geology of the Coquena Formation in the NW Argentine Puna: Constraints on Geodynamic Interpretation. The Paleozoic Evolution of Northern Chile: Geotectonic Implications.- Andean Evolution: Mesozoic-Cenozoic Basins: Marine Mesozoic Paleogeography in Northern Chile Between 21 -26 S. Tectonic Framework and Correlations of the Cretaceous-Eocene Salta Group; Argentina. The Cenozoic Saline Deposits of the Chilean Andes Between 18 00' and 27 00' South Latitude. Geomorphical West-East Section Through the North Chilean Andes Near Antofagasta.- Mesozoic-Cenozoic Magmatism and Tectonics: The Jurassic La Negra Formation in the Area of Antofagasta, Northern Chile. Cenozoic Ignimbrites of the Central Andes. Central Andean Gravity Field and its Relation to Crustal Structures. Seismicity and Crustal Structure of the Central Andes. Structures and Crustal Development of the Central Andes Between 21 and 25 S.
Series: Lecture Notes in Earth Sciences
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 27th July 1988
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99
Weight (kg): 0.44