Introduction to special section: The Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect (TACT) across Arctic Alaska

Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
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This special section of the Journal of Geophysical Research addresses the composition and structural evolution of the lithosphere in northern Alaska. Investigations reported in this section were mainly undertaken as part of the Trans‐Alaska Crustal Transect (TACT), an integrated geological and geophysical transect of the entire Alaskan lithosphere along a north‐south corridor undertaken from 1984 to 1992 (Figure 1). The onshore segment of the transect approximately follows along the route of the trans‐Alaskan pipeline; the offshore segment extends across the continental margin in the Gulf of Alaska to the Pacific plate. The TACT line is unique in that it provides a coordinated onshore/offshore geological and geophysical traverse of the North American plate in Alaska from the active convergent Pacific margin to the passive Arctic margin of the continent.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Introduction to special section: The Trans-Alaska Crustal Transect (TACT) across Arctic Alaska
Series title Journal of Geophysical Research B: Solid Earth
DOI 10.1029/97JB01048
Volume 102
Issue B9
Year Published 1997
Language English
Publisher Wiley
Contributing office(s) Earthquake Science Center
Description 5 p.
First page 20639
Last page 20643
Country United States
State Alaska
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