orocline

orocline

[′ȯr·ə‚klīn]
(geology)
An orogenic belt with a change in horizontal direction, either a horizontal curvature or a sharp bend. Also known as geoflex.
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After inter-continental collision orogeny (Late Triassic to Early Jurassic), Dabashan orocline continue reshaping during Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous, proved by the sediment sequence and strata unconformity (Dong et al.
Arc-continent collision and orocline formation: closing of the Central American seaway.
The Central Iberian arc, an orocline centered in the Iberian Massif and some implications for the Variscan belt.
A seismic geotraverse across the Iberian Variscides: orogenic shortening, collisional magmatism and orocline development.
2010): Geochemical variations in igneous rocks of the Central Andean orocline (13[grados]S to 18[grados]S): Tracing crustal thickening and magma generation through time and space.
Seismicity and state of stress in the Central Andes: Bolivian orocline region, in: Third ISAG extended abstracts.
2011): Diachronous post-orogenic magmatism within a developing orocline in Iberia, European Variscides.
1990: Implications of the north and south Panama thrust belts for the origin of the Panama orocline.