Crustal Structure and Deep Deformation of the Chinese Mainland: Evidence from Deep Seismic Reflection Profiles and Other Geophysical Data Sets collects all available seismic reflection experiments that have been carried out in the Chinese mainland since the 1990s. Such data sheds light on the crustal-scale structure of major tectonic units in the Chinese mainland which reflect typical tectonic belts seen worldwide. Including full analysis and applications of the data as well as high-resolution images of the seismic reflection profiles themselves, this book provides valuable insight that can be applied globally for geologists, geophysicists and seismologists studying crustal structure and tectonics.
Data from the Tibetan Plateau, which contains double normal thickness crust, is particularly valuable in providing details and an understanding of ongoing continent-continent collision.
- Contains all the available deep seismic reflection profiles and the most advanced research regarding the tectonic amalgamation of China on the basis of these data
- Includes about 8000 km-long deep seismic reflection profiles which cross most of the major geologic units in China
- Organized into two parts, first explaining the findings, analysis and applications of the data from a deep geodynamic perspective, and then sharing high resolution images of the seismic reflection profiles
Deep Geodynamics 1. Introduction 2. General information about seismic profiles in China and other associated geophysical data sets 3. Deep geodynamics on crustal structure and consolidation of the continental craton 4. Deep geodynamics on Intra-continental orogeny in China 5. Crustal-scale deformation and uplift of the Tibetan Plateau: Deep Geodynamics 6. Deep deformation and geodynamic constraints on the tectonics of the Chinese mainland 7. Conclusion
High-resolution seismic reflection profiles 8. Introduction 9. Data Acquisition and Processing 10. Introduction to the 1500 km-long Deep Seismic Reflection Profile in NE China and Deep Structures 11. Introduction to the 710 km-long Deep seismic Reflection Profile in N China and Deep Structures 12. Introduction to the 1580 km-long Deep seismic Reflection Profile in S China and Deep Structures 13. Introduction to the 1705 km-long Deep seismic Reflection Profile in the Tibetan Plateau and Deep Structures 14. Introduction to the 158049 km-long Deep seismic Reflection Profile in Central China and Deep Structures 15. Introduction to the 121 km-long Deep seismic Reflection Profile across the SW Tian Shan and the Tarim basin and the 150 km-long Deep Seismic reflection profile across the Lu-Zong Ore District and Deep Structures
Prof. Gao has led thousands kilometres-long deep seismic reflection experiment. The results have contributed greatly to understanding tectonic evolution of the Chinese mainland and Neotectonics of the Tibetan Plateau. He is a Professor of Geophysics for the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences and Sun Yat-Sen University. He has also served as an Engineer for the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources of China and has written numerous articles and chapters for publications on the topic. He was elected as an Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in Geology Department in 2015. Throughout his career, he has been focusing on integrating geology and geophysics to understand tectonics.