Friday, April 29, 2011

Science Daily article on Colorado Plateau

A new Science Dailey article on the Colorado Plateau and why it is a high undeformed blob in the middle of a mountain system. It has always been a problem that has been hard to solve without the newest seismic CAT Scan data.

Geologists solve mystery of the Colorado Plateau

ScienceDaily (2011-04-28) -- Scientists have figured out why the Colorado Plateau -- a 130,000-square-mile region that straddles Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico -- is rising even while parts of its lower crust appear to be falling. The massive, tectonically stable region of the western United States has long puzzled geologists. ... > read full article

Harry Allen

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