Special Issue "Geological Mapping and Modeling of Earth Architectures"


A special issue of Geosciences (ISSN 2076-3263).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Ken McCaffrey
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Durham, Durham DH1 3LE, UK
Website: https://www.dur.ac.uk/earth.sciences/staff/?id=375
E-Mail: k.j.w.mccaffrey@durham.ac.uk
Interests: geoinformatics methods and applications; high resolution 3D/4D modeling of continental margins; magmatic and mineralized systems; reservoir models of fractured reservoir analogues, including shale basins; structural characterization of fault and shear zones; tectonic and magmatic interactions; tectonic and mechanical processes on active normal faults and earthquake activity; the geometrical and kinematic evolution of deformation zones; visualization and analysis of geological architecture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A range of new Earth surface observation platforms, geoinformatic methods, and applications are providing us with unparalleled insights into the complexities of continental tectonics across a range of scales. This special issue will focus on the acquisition of new high spatial and temporal resolution models of mountain belts, continental margins, magmatic and mineralized systems, basins and reservoirs, active and fossilized deformation zones, and seismicity. Research highlighting these new methods and results and how they can be used to condition numerical and analogue simulations of the underlying dynamical processes is particularly welcome.

Prof. Dr. Ken McCaffrey
Guest Editor


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  • continental lithosphere
  • geoinformatics
  • earth observation
  • remote sensing
  • digital mapping
  • deformation zones
  • magmatic systems
  • mineralized systems
  • active faults
  • earthquakes and seismicity
  • numerical and analogue models

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p. 176-190
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Geosciences 2014, 4(3), 176-190; doi:10.3390/geosciences4030176
Received: 16 May 2014; in revised form: 12 August 2014 / Accepted: 13 August 2014 / Published: 20 August 2014
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p. 93-113
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Geosciences 2014, 4(3), 93-113; doi:10.3390/geosciences4030093
Received: 21 April 2014; in revised form: 25 June 2014 / Accepted: 27 June 2014 / Published: 10 July 2014
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Geosciences 2014, 4(2), 50-72; doi:10.3390/geosciences4020050
Received: 2 May 2014; in revised form: 10 June 2014 / Accepted: 16 June 2014 / Published: 23 June 2014
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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Type of Paper: Article
Title: Continental Collision Structures and Post Orogenic Geological History near Kangerlussuaq on the southern flank of the Nagssugtoqidian Orogen, Central West Greenland
Authors: Jon Engström and Knud Erik S. Klint
Abstract: This paper focuses on (1) the results of a detailed structural investigation of lineament zones revealed from remote sensing of geophysical; topographic and aerial photo interpretation, (2) detailed geological mapping at key locations and (3) a tectonic structural model showing the geological development of the area. The area has undergone several episodes of deformation, which have been compiled into an event succession for the study area that recognizes seven tectonic events overprinting each other: Two stages of folding (F1 and F2) are identified along with one major episode of intrusion of the Kangâmiut mafic dyke swarm 2050 Ma. Subsequently 5 pronounced lineaments extending from ductile deformation shearing events to brittle deformation with extensive faulting, covering both the collisional and post collisional tectonic history of the area. Two types of lineaments are especially studied; one semi-ductile type trending E-W with a dextral sense of shear and an impressive lineament outlining the Kangerlussuaq-Russell thrust zone. These two pronounced features are interpreted to be related to the Nagssugtoqidian orogeny, while the later lineaments have a more intermediate to younger age and are thus related to tectonic events taking place after the orogeny.

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