The Transantarctic Mountains of southern Victoria Land: the application of apatite fission track analysis to a rift shoulder uplift

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Abstract

A fission track study of the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) in the Granite Harbour and Wilson Piedmont Glacier areas of southern Victoria Land reveals information on the timing of uplift, the amount of uplift and erosion, and the structure of the mountains, especially the onshore Transantarctic Mountain Front (TAM Front), which represents the boundary between East and West Antarctica. Architecture of the TAM typifies the features of an upper plate passive mountain range, whereas the Ross Embayment has the characteristics of a lower plate. The TAM Front represents an upper plate breakaway zone. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-662
Number of pages29
JournalTectonics
Volume11
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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