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

L.D. Abbott, E.A. Silver, R.S. Anderson, R. Smith, J.C. Ingle, S.A. Kling, David Haig, E. Small, J. Galewsky, W. Sliter

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    94 Citations (Scopus)

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)501-507
    JournalNature
    Volume385
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1997

    Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Measurement rate of tectonic surface uplift rate in a young collisional mountain belt'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Abbott, L. D., Silver, E. A., Anderson, R. S., Smith, R., Ingle, J. C., Kling, S. A., Haig, D., Small, E., Galewsky, J., & Sliter, W. (1997). Measurement rate of tectonic surface uplift rate in a young collisional mountain belt. Nature, 385, 501-507. https://doi.org/10.1038/385501a0