The Models

TitleLeading Case History
Tectonic elements of the world ---
Section showing major tectonic element of the earth's crust ---
Simple tectonic crustal collision mechanisms ---
Tectonic model
intraplate setting - cratons 16, 17
intraplate setting - mobile belts 14, 26, 27
intraplate setting - platform sediments and basins 4, 12, 18, 19, 20,
21, 22, 24, 26, 31
divergent plate boundary - continental rifts None found
divergent plate boundary - oceanic rifts 6
convergent plate boundary - accretionary prisms None found
convergent plate boundary - fold and thrust belts 27
convergent plate boundary - magmatic arcs 27
convergent plate boundary - collision complexes 1, 11, 13, 14, 23, 28
convergent plate boundary - foreland basins 3, 4, 5, 10. 15
Geological model
igneous - basic volcanics None found
igneous - acid volcanics None found
igneous - plutonic intrusions 1
sedimentary - continental fluvial, colluvial and lacustrine 2, 3, 4
sedimentary - continental deltaic and coal measures None found
sedimentary - shelf carbonates and evaporates 5
sedimentary - deep marine and continental slope 6, 7
structural - normal faults 8
structural - strike slip faults 9
structural - thrust faults None found
structural - joints in undeformed sediments None found
structural - open folds and joints (3), 10, 11
structural - plastic folds with cleavage None found
structural - multiple folds and shears 12
structural - tectonised melange None found
metamorphic - schists and phyllites (14, 30)
metamorphic - gneisses and migmatites (30)
Geomorphological model
valley glaciation features 13, 14, 15
continental glaciation features 16, 17, 18
periglacial features 19, 20, 21
temperate climate features 22, 23
hot dry climate features 24, 25
hot wet climate features None found
coastal features ( 22), 26, 27
soluble rock features (landform scale) 28, 29, 30, 31