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dc.contributor.authorKnight, Elizabeth
dc.contributor.authorCopley, Alexander
dc.contributor.authorBertoni, C
dc.contributor.authorSloan, RA
dc.contributor.authorWalker, R
dc.date.accessioned2021-10-25T23:30:45Z
dc.date.available2021-10-25T23:30:45Z
dc.date.issued2022-03
dc.identifier.issn0956-540X
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/329871
dc.description.abstract<jats:title>SUMMARY</jats:title> <jats:p>We have studied the active and recent tectonics of New Guinea, using earthquake source modelling, analysis of gravity anomalies, seismic reflection profiles, and thermal and mechanical models. Our aim is to investigate the behaviour and evolution of a young continental deformation belt, and to explore the effects of lateral variations in foreland rheology on the deformation. We find that along-strike gradients in the lithosphere thickness of the southern foreland have resulted in correlated changes in seismogenic thickness, likely due to the effects on the temperature structure of the crust. The resulting variation in the strength of the foreland means that in the east, the foreland is broken through on thrust faults, whereas in the west it is relatively intact. The lack of correlation between the elevation of the mountain belt and the seismogenic thickness of the foreland is likely to be due to the time taken to thicken the crust in the mountains following changes in the rheology of the underthrusting foreland, as the thinned passive margin of northern Australia is consumed. The along-strike variation in whether the force exerted between the mountains and the lowlands is able to break the foreland crust enables us to estimate the effective coefficient of friction on foreland faults to be in the range of 0.01–0.28. We use force-balance calculations to show that the recent tectonic re-organization in western New Guinea is likely to be due to the development of increasing curvature in the Banda Arc, and that the impingement of continental material on the subduction zone may explain the unusually low force it exerts on western New Guinea.</jats:p>
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
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dc.titleLinks between foreland rheology and the growth and evolution of a young mountain belt in New Guinea
dc.typeArticle
prism.publicationNameGeophysical Journal International
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.77316
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-10-19
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/gji/ggab427
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-10-19
dc.contributor.orcidCopley, Alexander [0000-0003-0362-0494]
dc.identifier.eissn1365-246X
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2021-10-28
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