Tectonic inversion

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A process where extensional normal faults are reactivated by compression (positive inversion), or where reverse faults are reactivated by extension (negative inversion). Positive inversion results in uplift of formerly low-lying areas.[1]


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References

  1. Peters, Kenneth E., David J. Curry, and Marek Kacewicz, 2012, An overview of basin and petroleum system modeling: Definitions and concepts, in Peters, Kenneth E., David J. Curry, and Marek Kacewicz, eds., Basin modeling: New horizons in research and applications: AAPG Hedberg Series no. 4, p. 1-16.