Regional geology and tectonics

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Edited by: Thomas K. BundtzenWarren J. NoklebergRaymond A. PriceDavid W. Scholl, and David B. Stone

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Abstract

This chapter describes the regional geology and tectonic origins of the major geologic units for the Northern Cordillera. The goals of the chapter are to: (1) provide a summary and regional overview of this vast region that contains a complicated geologic history; and (2) describe the major geologic units and tectonic events that cover a broad geologic time span from the Proterozoic to the Holocene (Recent).

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Regional geology and tectonics
Year Published 2017
Language English
Publisher University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Contributing office(s) Geology, Minerals, Energy, and Geophysics Science Center
Description E-book
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Dynamic geology of the Northern Cordillera (Alaska and western Canada) and adjacent marine areas: Tectonics, hazards, and resources