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Geophysics A 2017

Geophys A (Part IIIs): Continetal Tectonics

Dr Alex Copley


Lecture 1:



Lecture 2:

Lecture 3:
  • Jackson et al, 1982, Seismicity, normal faulting, and the geomorphological development of the Gulf of Corinth (Greece): the Corinth earthquakes of February and March 1981, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 57, p. 377-397. 
  • Jackson, 1987, Active normal faulting and crustal extension, Geological Society Special Publication No. 28, p. 3-17. 
  • Jackson and White, 1988, Normal faulting in the upper continental crust: observations from regions of active extension, Journal of Structural Geology, 11, p. 15-36. 
  • Proffett 1977, Cenozoic geology of the Yerington district, Nevada, and implications for the nature and origin of Basin and Range faulting, Geological Society of America Bulletin, v. 88, p. 247-266. 
  • Foster and Nimmo, 1996, Comparisons between the rift systems of East Africa, Earth, and Beta Regio, Venus, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 143, p. 183-195. 
  • Copley and Woodcock, 2016, Estimates of fault strength from the Variscan foreland of the northern UK, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 451, p. 108-113. 
  • Jackson and Blenkinsop, 1997, the Bilila-Mtakataka fault in Malawi: and active, 100-km long, normal fault segment in thick seismogenic crust, Tectonics, 16, p. 137-150. 
  • Goldsworthy and Jackson, 2001, Migration of activity within normal fault systems: examples from the Quaternary of mainland Greece, Journal of Structural Geology, 23, p. 489-506. 

Lecture 4:

Nissen et al., 2011, New views on earthquake faulting in the Zagros fold-and-thrust belt of Iran, Geophysical Journal International, 186, p. 928-944.

Talebian & Jackson, 2003, A reappraisal of earthquake focal mechanisms and active shortening in the Zagros Mountains of Iran, Geophysical Journal International, 156, p. 506-526.

Copley & Jackson, 2006 Active Tectonics of the Turkish-Iranian Plateau, Tectonics, 25, doi:10.1029/2005TC001906.

Molnar & Gipson, 1994, Very long baseline interferometry and active rotations of crustal blocks in the Western Transverse Ranges, California, Bulletin of the Gological Society of America, 106, p. 594-606.

Bayasgalan et al., 1999, Field examples of strike-slip fault terminations in Mongolia and their tectonic significance, Tectonics, 18, p. 394-411.

Copley, 2014, Postseismic afterslip 30 years after the 1978 Tabas-e-Golshan (Iran) earthquake: observations and implications for the geological evolution of thrust belts, Geophysical Journal International, doi: 10.1093/gji/ggu023.


Lecture 5:

Mckenzie, 1972, Active Tectonics of the Mediterranean Region, Geophysical Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 30, p. 109-185.

England and Jackson, Active deformation of the continents, Ann. Revs. Earth. Planet. Sci., 17, 197-226, 1989.

Meade, Present-day kinematics of the India-Asia collision zone, Geology, 35, 81-84, 2007.

England and Molnar, Active deformation of Asia: from kinematics to dynamics, Science, 278, 647-650, 1997.

Bendick et al, Geodetic evidence for a low slip rate in the Altyn Tagh fault system, Nature, 404, 69-72, 2001


Lecture 6:

Priestley & McKenzie, 2006, The thermal structure of the lithosphere from shear wave velocities, Earth and Planetry Science Letters, 244, p. 285-301.

McKenzie & Priestley, 2008, The influence of lithospheric thickness variations on continental evolution, Lithos, 102, p. 1-11.

Copley et al., 2014, Active faulting in apparently stable peninsular India: rift inversion and a Holocene-age great earthquake on the Tapti Fault, Journal of Geophysical Research, doi:10.1002/2014JB011294.

Jackson et al., 2008, New views on the structure and rheology of the lithosphere, Journal of the Geological Society, 165, p. 453-465.

McKenzie & Priestley, 2016, Speculations on the formation of cratons and cratonic basins, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 435, p. 94-104.


Lecture 7:

England and Jackson, Active deformation of the continents, Ann. Revs. Earth. Planet. Sci., 17, 197-226, 1989.

McKenzie et al, Characteristics and consequences of flow in the lower crust, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 11,029-11,046, 2000.

England and Houseman, Mechanics of the Tibetan Plateau, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A., v 326, p. 301-320, 1988.

England and Molnar, Active deformation of Asia: from kinematics to dynamics, Science, 278, 647-650, 1997.

Houseman et al, Convective instability of a thickened boundary layer and its relevance for the thermal evolution of continental convergent belts, J. Geophys. Res., 86, p. 6115-6132, 1981.


Lecture 8:

Craig et al, Thermal and tectonic consequences of India underthrusting Tibet, EPSL, 353-354, p.231-239, 2012.

Huppert, The propagation of two-dimensional and axisymmetric viscous gravity currents over a rigid horizontal surface, J. Fluid. Mech., 121, 43-58, 1982.

McKenzie et al, Characteristics and consequences of flow in the lower crust, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 11,029-11,046, 2000.

Copley, The formation of mountain range curvature by gravitational spreading, EPSL, 351-352, p.208-214, 2012.

Copley and McKenzie, Models of crustal flow in the India-Asia collision zone, Geophys. J. Int. , 169, 683-698, 2007.

Copley et al, Evidence for mechanical coupling and strong Indian lower crust beneath southern Tibet, Nature, 472, p.79-81, doi:10.1038/nature09926, 2011.