salt tectonics


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salt tectonics

[′sȯlt tek′tän·iks]
(geology)
The study of the structure and mechanism of emplacement of salt domes. Also known as halokinesis.
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The circulation of saline fluids across the redox boundary was induced and focused by halokinesis (salt tectonics).
Basically, the structure is considered as a salt cored anticline developed due to salt tectonics phenomenon.
Ruppel, "Salt tectonics and shallow subsea-floor fluid convection: models of coupled fluid-heat-salt transport," Geofluids, vol.
Hanor, "Free thermohaline convection beneath allochthonous salt sheets: an agent for salt tectonics and fluid flow in Gulf Coast sediments," in Gulf Coast Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Foundation Annual Research Conference, vol.
The pattern, developed in the Arabian Peninsula, is related to deep-seated salt tectonics associated with basement faulting.
In the area where salt tectonics are affected by the regional compressional setting, small changes in the shape of the salt can strongly affect the sub-salt image.
Among their topics are the quaternary sedimentology of the Arabian/Persian Gulf and its geological impact; re-evaluating the Holocene evolution of Arabian coastal sabkas based on stable-isotope analysis 40 years after Shearman's first view; the geochemistry and nature of organic matter of the Pleistocene-Holocene carbonate-evaporite sediments of Al-Khiran in southeastern Kuwait; the role of bacterial sulphate reduction in carbonate replacement of vanished evaporites with examples from the Holocene, Jurassic, and Neoarchaean; salt tectonics and structural styles of the western High Atlas and the intersecting Essaouira-Cap Tafelney segments of the Moroccan Atlantic margin; and the petroleum exploration challenge of carbonates and evaporites of the Upper Jurassic Arab Formation in Abu Dhabi.
A third group of papers is more eclectic, ranging from Davidson's and Stewart's contributions on salt tectonics, through Mattioni et al.
The pattern, well developed in the Arabian Peninsula, is related to deep-seated salt tectonics possibly associated with basement faulting.
Existing geological reconstruction methods use simple kinematic rules, which dont work well in regions that are affected by salt tectonics as salt flows in a 3D manner and over large distances.
The paper focuses on of the salt tectonics characterization of the Karoli area, Central Salt Range, Sub-Himalayas, Pakistan.
Progressive sections mark the progress and conclusions of the project: coordinating marine survey data sources; seismic reflection data, associated technologies, and the development of the project methodology; the integration and visualization of spatial data sets; salt tectonics in the southern North Sea; an atlas of the paleolandscapes of the southern North Sea; an assessment of selected borehole sediments; and heritage management and the North Sea Paleolandscapes Project.