Paradoxes in Geology by U. Briegel, Wen-Jiao Xiao

By U. Briegel, Wen-Jiao Xiao

An attractive quantity featuring the papers amassed for the Festschrift "Paradoxes in smooth Geology" in honor of Professor Ken Jinghwa Hsu at the celebration of his seventieth birthday.

Paradox, as outlined in a dictionary, is a press release opposite to authorized opinion. vast dialogue of paradoxes is fruitful for the development of technology normally, and geosciences specifically, has been amply proven through Professor Hsu all through his individual occupation. not just has he propelled the geoscience neighborhood ahead together with his debatable statements, a few his former scholars, who're presently in key positions at universities and in undefined, are influencing in the same open minded method the current day considering. The broad scope this reasoning encompasses is tested through the contributions to this e-book, delineating paradoxes and difficulties within the fields of tectonics, easy and utilized geosciences, petrology, paleoceanography, paleoclimatology and paleogeography, kinematics and modelling.

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Tectonics, 12: 801-813. , Du, Y. and Peng, Y. 1999. South China defined as part of Tethyan archipelagic ocean system. Earth S c i e n c e s - Journal of Chinese University of Geosciences, 24(1): 1-12. , 1989. The determination of the Early Permian glaciomarine deposit in Hainan Island and its tectonic significance. J. Nanjing Univ. (Natural Science Edition), 25(1): 108-119. Early Mesozoic collapse of the Late Paleozoic archipelago in South China 37 Yunnan Bureau of Geology, 1990. Regional Geology of Yunnan Province, Geological Publishing House, Beijing, 728 pp.

Structural cross-section of Caohu (after Xiao, 1997). g. , 1987). , 1999). There was much debate about that also (Zhang, 1997; Xiao, 1997). Recent structural style analysis demonstrates that the foreland (FTBs) in the vicinities of the Tanlu fault, such as the Susong FTB (Figs. 3 and 5), are highly in accordance with the collisional event between the South China and the North China blocks. The Xu-Huai foreland FTB is located to the N W of the Tanlu fault, as shown in the following paragraphs. Thus, the Tanlu fault was a phenomenon of multiple structural mosaic in which the Early Mesozoic orogenic collage structures had been cut or overprinted by the later Mesozoic to Cenozoic strike-slip faulting.

1993). , 1993). Complex interactions among the blocks and present Eurasian and Pacific plates and their precursors should therefore be recorded by structural, petrological and geophysical characteristics of the region, although intense magmatic activity in the Cretaceous has rendered these characteristics obscure. Fig. 1. Tectonic map of Fujian and its regional location. Dashed line marks the boundary of the west Fujian foreland basin. Mesozoic tectonics of Fujian, Eastern China 41 In the present paper, the authors try to touch the following problems that are fundamental to the understanding of the tectonics of Fujian and its adjacent areas.

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