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Measurement of tectonic surface uplift rate in a young collisional mountain belt

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DOI: 10.1038/385501a0

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Abstract

Measurement of the rate of tectonically driven surface uplift is crucial to a complete understanding of mountain building dynamics. The lack of a suitable rock record typically prevents determination of this quantity, but the unusual geology of Papua New Guinea's Finisterre mountains makes measurement of this rate possible. The tectonic surface uplift rate at the Finisterre range is 0.8-2.1 mm yr-1, approximately that expected to arise from crustal thickening.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Measurement of tectonic surface uplift rate in a young collisional mountain belt
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/385501a0
Volume
385
Issue:
6616
Year Published:
1997
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Nature
First page:
501
Last page:
507