décollement

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décollement

[dā′käl·mənt]
(geology)
Folding or faulting of sedimentary beds by sliding over the underlying rock.
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The figure on page 96 shows seismic reflection and drilling data for the Nankai accretionary prism, where coring penetrated the incoming sedimentary sequence completely, transecting the frontal thrust, the decollement zone (zone of detachment that separates accreted and underthrust sediments), and underthrust deposits to the ocean basement.
Joints and decollement zones in Middle Devonian shales: Evidence for multiple deformation events in the central Appalachian Plateau.