A history of structural geology and tectonics

Date & time

5.30–6.30pm 20 February 2018


Jaeger 1 Seminar Room, RSES


Mike Rickard

Event series


 Patrick Carr

Mike's talk will cover the following topics:

  • A brief review of early work in USA, the Alps and Scotland.
  • The Alpine nappe model, folds and fold geometry; double and multiple fold geometry.

  • Fold sequences. Nappe structures in Australia and experimental work on deformation.

  • Geosynclines - a discarded concept? Suspect terranes, and oroclines.

  • The Plate Tectonic Saga; continental correlations, palaeomagnetism, ocean floor topography and magnetic reversals. Australia’s sea-floor magnetic pattern and northward movement.

Copies of his text will be available [as a book launch for $5/copy].


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