|Shuyun Cao |
Junlai Liu, University of Geosciences, Beijing
Extensive studies of metamorphic core complexes (MCCs) have highlighted a fundamental problem; the relationship between the mylonitic rocks in the footwall of the ductile low-angle detachment fault at its top, and the brittlely deformed to undeformedhangingwall unit. The project aims to set up a scheme between several possible end-member type cases of exhumation mechanisms of metamorphic core complexes, e.g., classification of different detachment modes (e.g., rolling hinges, initial low-angle detachment) and contribution of pure shear vs. simple shear modes of exhumation. The study areas arethe Naxos MCC in the Aegean Sea and the Rechnitz “window” MCC located at the transition between the Eastern Alps and the Pannonian basin. Orogen-type MCCs occur during the late stage of collision in the center of orogens, with the extension direction subparallel to the orogen, and roughly perpendicular to the regional shortening direction.Such MCCs often represent relay/overstep structures along regional strike-slip faults and, commonly, the final structure is governed by the complex superposition of shortening, related updomingand associated thrusting, and strike-slip displacement. The study area will be the DiancangShan MCC along the Ailao Shan-Red River shear zone. The principal goals of the proposed project are threefold: Study of
|Publications|| CAO, S., NEUBAUER, F., BERNROIDER, M., LIU, J., GENSER, J., 2013. Structures, microfabrics and textures of the Cordilleran-type Rechnitz metamorphic core complex, Eastern Alps. Tectonophysics, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tecto.2013.06.025. |
CAO, S., NEUBAUER, F.,BERNROIDER, M., LIU, J., 2013. The lateral boundary of a metamorphic core complex: the Moutsounas shear zone on Naxos, Cyclades, Greece. Journal of Structural Geology, 54, 103-128, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsg.2013.07.002.
Exhumation mechanisms of metamorphic core complexes, FWFM 1343-N21 (Lise-Meitner Fellowship)