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35: (Case Study) San Andreas Fault and the Basin and Range

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    22705
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    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this chapter, students should be able to:

    • Explain the events that lead to the Basin and Range and San Andreas Fault System
    • Identify the physiographic features of the Basin and Range, horsts and grabens
    • Describe the extensional tectonics and volcanism of the Basin and Range
    • Explain the complex tectonics of the modern San Andreas Fault System and its development


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