O koncepcji wczesnopaleozoicznych wielkich ruchów przesuwczych krawędzi płyty laurentyjskiej i bałtyckiej; odpowiedź

Wojciech Brochwicz-Lewiński, Władysław Pożaryski, Henryk Tomczyk

Abstract


ON THE CONCEPT OF A MAJOR EARLY PALEOZOIC WRENCH MOVEMENT ALONG THE EDGES OF LAURENTIAN AND BALTIC PLATES; REPLY

Summary
According to R. Dadlez ( 13), the greatest difficulty in proving the validity of our hypothesis of Early Paleozoic strike-slip movements is connected with widely accepted coeval operation of a subduction zone in the same belt along the margin of the Laurentian plate in Early Ordovician, i.e. the time when the movements were thought to begin. R. Dadlez holds that our model does not agree with the hitherto proposed and, therefore, that we should prove that it is better than the latter. However, we may say that our view appears fairly consistent with results of studies in the Appalachians, where cooccurrence of subduction and strike-slip movements seems quite well established (38). Moreover, the presence of abundant strike-slip faults begins to be recognized as perhaps the most important feature of zone of oblique plate interactions (4) and the term strike-slip orogen - used for orogenic belts formed in result of such interactions ( 4, 15).
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