By Anne E. Mather, Jose M. Martin, Adrian M. Harvey, Juan C. Braga
The Almer?a Province of SE Spain, a semi-arid, tectonically lively quarter, is the focal point of a variety of clinical instructing and learn within the earth sciences by means of universities and linked our bodies from all over the world. This box consultant presents an updated and built-in method of the geology and geomorphology of Almer?a Province, compiled through lively medical researchers within the quarter. The consultant assumes a simple wisdom of geology and geomorphology and should be of curiosity to earth scientists in any respect degrees from the willing novice via to undergraduate/postgraduate scholars and teachers vacationing the quarter. The advisor offers common history at the sector, by way of a range of specialised journeys that steadily discover the constitution and improvement of the basins, the shallow marine sedimentation, the continental sedimentation and at last the uplift, dissection and geomorphic evolution of the sedimentary basins. this is often the 1st broadly released box consultant at the Almer?a Province and it really is designated in either its insurance and built-in earth technology process, supplying precious help for either educating and learn within the quarter. when you are a member of the overseas organization of Sedimentologists, for buying information, please see: http://www.iasnet.org/publications/details.asp?code=FG1
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Extra info for A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almeria Province, South-East Spain
The sedimentary basins occupy the lower ground between the mountain ranges. To the north the Sorbas Basin is in front of you, the Tabernas Basin to the left (west) and the Vera Basin far to the right (east). The Almería Basin is to the south. The pale, marly, Tortonian rocks outcrop along the southern margins of the Sorbas and Tabernas basins, exposed along the west–east orientated valley of the Rambla de Lucainena to your west and the similar strike valley of the Rambla de Mizala to your east.
The Alborán Basin is underlain by relatively thin continental crust and an anomalously low-velocity upper mantle. Models include extensional collapse of thickened continental lithosphere (Platt & Vissers, 1989) and radial nappe spreading from a mantle diapir in the Alborán Sea (Weijermars, 1985). 2. Following emplacement of the nappes, interaction between the African and Iberian plates then became dominated by strike-slip and extensional fault movement. The extensional tectonics (Middle Miocene–Tortonian) are thought to be related to the formation of the Alborán Sea (Comas et al.
1), into the Almería Basin. This course was originally superimposed from the retreating end-Cariatiz Formation sea, and became antecedent with uplift of the Alhamilla–Cabrera axis. This zone is visible c. 10 km to the east, as a low in the Sierra Alhamilla ridge. Another original transverse drainage was the Lucainena–Alias system, which crossed the Sierra Alhamilla just to the south of Cantona. The modern canyon is visible c. 3 km to your south, beyond the fault zone. 2). This area is visible as the eroded badland area c.
A Field Guide to the Neogene Sedimentary Basins of the Almeria Province, South-East Spain by Anne E. Mather, Jose M. Martin, Adrian M. Harvey, Juan C. Braga