Curved orogens


Most mountain belts on Earth show some degree of curvature in plan view, from a slight bend to horseshoe shapes. Such curvatures may occur on different scales, from individual thrust sheets to entire plate boundaries. Curvature may be acquired by vertical-axis rotation during or after orogenesis, or reflect primary lateral variations in shortening directions or physiographical features.

Daniel Pastor-Galán
Daniel Pastor-Galán
Assistant Professor (助教) of Tectonics

My research interests include plate tectonics, paleogeogrphy and geodynamics