Journal article

Structural framework and denudation history of the flanks of the Kenya and Anza Rifts, East Africa

DA Foster, AJW Gleadow

TECTONICS | AMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION | Published : 1996

Abstract

The Kenya Rift in central Kenya (between ∼1° and 2° north latitude) is flanked by vast areas of Proterozoic crystalline rock where traditional stratigraphic markers useful for constraining Mesozoic to Recent structures are absent. Apatite fission track age and length data from about 100 samples collected from (1) relief profiles in north-south trending mountain ranges, and (2) east-west transects between mountain ranges constrain the structural framework of Cretaceous through Tertiary faulting in these flanking areas. Data from the profiles reveal regionally consistent age/elevation trends characterized by three distinct intervals, of 600 to 1200 m altitude, within which the apatite apparent..

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