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Title: Morphotectonic Features and Fault Propagation Folding of Bhuban Hills, NE India Using Satellite Image and DEM
Authors: Das, Josodhir D.
Shujat Y.
Saraf, Arun Kumar
Rawat V.
Sharma K.
Published in: Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing
Abstract: Present topography of Bhuban Hills, lying in the Indo-Burman frontal fold belt of Northeastern part of India, is an aberration from a normal anticlinal morphology and exhibits several transverse and longitudinal fault affected segments resulting into distinct morphotectonic units. Six different morphotectonic units could be delineated along N-S stretch of the hill ridge. The western side of the northern most part of the hill ridge forms steep escarpment as this portion has been affected by the longitudinal faulting representing a case of fault propagation folding. The northernmost segment comprising three morphotectonic units (MU1 to MU3) is unique in the sense that this part exhibits effect of both the longitudinal and transverse faulting, uplifted narrow ridge with downthrown eastern side (MU2). Northern part of the Bhuban Hills has become curved westward due to the right lateral movement along the transverse fault TF1. The fifth morphotectonic unit (MU5) has undergone subsidence whereas, the sixth unit (MU6) exhibit bulging effect as this part experienced differential fault movements. Stream profiles, longitudinal and transverse topographic profiles extracted from contour map and Digital Elevation Model corroborated with the topographical anomalies developed over the Bhuban Hills. © 2011 Indian Society of Remote Sensing.
Citation: Journal of the Indian Society of Remote Sensing (2011), 39(1): 73-81
URI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12524-011-0066-6
http://repository.iitr.ac.in/handle/123456789/6691
Issue Date: 2011
Keywords: Bhuban Hills
DEM
Faulting
Morphotectonics
Satellite image
ISSN: 0255660X
Author Scopus IDs: 7202105464
36477816400
7006460159
23467947400
26427098600
Author Affiliations: Das, J.D., Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Shujat, Y., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Saraf, A.K., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Rawat, V., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Sharma, K., Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India
Funding Details: Acknowledgements This paper is the outcome of the research work through a project (No. MoES/P.O.(Seismo)/23 (520)/SU/2005) funded by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India to whom authors are grateful.
Corresponding Author: Das, J. D.; Department of Earthquake Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Uttarakhand, India; email: jddasfeq@iitr.ernet.in
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