By D J Prior, E H Rutter, D J Tatham

This number of papers offers fresh advances within the examine of deformation mechanisms and rheology and their purposes to tectonics. a number of the contributions make the most new petrofabric suggestions, fairly electron backscatter diffraction, to aid comprehend the evolution of rock microstructure and mechanical houses. Papers within the first part (lattice most well liked orientations and anisotropy ) express a starting to be emphasis at the decision of elastic houses from petrofabrics, from which acoustic houses may be computed for comparability with in-situ seismic measurements. Such learn will underpin geodynamic interpretation of large-scale energetic tectonics. Contributions within the moment part (microstructures, mechanisms and rheology) learn the kinfolk among microstructural evolution in the course of deformation and mechanical houses. a number of the papers discover how diverse mechanisms compete and have interaction to manage the evolution of grain dimension and petrofabrics. members utilize mixtures of laboratory experiments, box reviews and computational equipment, and a number of other relate microstructural and mechanical evolution to large-scale tectonic tactics saw in nature.

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1987. Preferred lattice orientations of plagioclase from amphibolite and greenschist facies rocks near the Insubric Line (Western Alps). Tectonophysics, 135, 233– 242. , Wheeler, J. & Prior, D. J. 2002. The deformation of plagioclase investigated using electron backscatter diffraction crystallographic preferred orientation data. Journal of Structural Geology, 24, 387– 399. Lister, G. & Dornsiepen, U. 1982. Fabric transitions in the Saxony granulite terrane. Journal of Structural Geology, 4, 81–92.

Z; K 1), where multiple fabrics may also interfere. g. anisotropic lower crust with high Vp values can be explained by foliated amphibolites, although pyroxene granulites with only minor biotite content can achieve similar impact). These results pose significant constraints for many currently extant seismically based geodynamic models. The samples of Nanga Parbat gneisses were collected during fieldwork funded by a Royal Society research grant (RWHB). We are grateful to Tamsin Lapworth and V. Prasannakumar for the samples of ‘banded’ amphibolite and pyroxene granulite, respectively, used in this study.

In: Prior, D. , Rutter, E. H. & Tatham, D. J. (eds) Deformation Mechanisms, Rheology and Tectonics: Microstructures, Mechanics and Anistropy. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 360, 79– 95. Flinn, D. 1956. On the deformation of the Funzie Conglomerate, Fetlar, Shetland. Journal of Geology, 64, 480–505. Fouch, M. J. & Rondenay, S. 2006. Seismic anisotropy beneath stable continental interiors. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 158, 292–320. Fountain, D. & Christensen, N.

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