1 pertaining to the structure or movement of the earth's crust; "tectonic plates"; "tectonic valleys"
2 of or pertaining to construction or architecture [syn: architectonic]
- This article discusses the geologic usage, for the
philosophical or architectural usage see: Architectonics
- Or see plate tectonics.
A subfield of tectonics that deals with tectonic phenomena in the geologically recent period is called neotectonics.
Tectonic studies have application to lunar and planetary studies, whether or not those bodies have active tectonic plate systems.
Since the 1960s, plate tectonics has become by far the dominant theory to explain the origin and forces responsible for the tectonic features of the continents and ocean basins.
There are three main types of tectonic regime
- Edward A. Keller (2001) Active Tectonics: Earthquakes, Uplift, and Landscape Prentice Hall; 2nd edition, ISBN 0-13-088230-5
- Stanley A. Schumm, Jean F. Dumont and John M. Holbrook (2002) Active Tectonics and Alluvial Rivers, Cambridge University Press; Reprint edition, ISBN 0-521-89058-6
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