Basin Response to Active Extension and Strike-Slip Deformation in the Hinterland of the Tibetan Plateau

Michael H. Taylor, Paul A. Kapp, Brian K. Horton

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Abstract

Modern sedimentary basins in the internally drained hinterland of the Himalayan- Tibetan orogenic system include north-trending rift basins and strike-slip basins along the central Tibet conjugate strike-slip zone. This chapter focuses on the geometry, relationship to fault kinematics, and potential evolution of these two types of basins by using specific examples. Of particular note is that active basin development occurs along kinematically coordinated fault systems within the hinterland of a collisional system undergoing coeval north-south shortening (partially accommodated by conjugate strikeslip faulting) and east-west extension. The implications for understanding the tectonic processes behind active basin development in Tibet may impact our understanding of the preservation potential and interpretation of rift and strike-slip basins that developed in regions of hot, thickened crust.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTectonics of Sedimentary Basins
Subtitle of host publicationRecent Advances
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Pages445-460
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405194655
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 30 2012

Keywords

  • Extension
  • Fold-thrust belts
  • Himalayas
  • Hinterland
  • Plateau
  • Strike-slip faults
  • Tibet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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    Taylor, M. H., Kapp, P. A., & Horton, B. K. (2012). Basin Response to Active Extension and Strike-Slip Deformation in the Hinterland of the Tibetan Plateau. In Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances (pp. 445-460). John Wiley and Sons. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444347166.ch22