Non-volcanic Rifting of Continental Margins: A Comparison of Evidence from Land and Sea

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Geological Society of London, 2001 - Science - 585 pages
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Non-continental margins lack thick lavas that are generated as continental crust thins immediately prior to the onset of seafloor spreading. They may form up to 30 per cent of passive margins around the world. This volume contains papers examining an active margin, fossil margins that border present day oceans, and remnants of margins exposed today in the Alps. The papers present evidence across a range of scales, from individual mineral grains, through borelide cores and outcrop, to whole margins at the crustal scale.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Margin overviews
31
Sayers J Symonds P Direen N G Bernardel G Nature of the continentocean
51
Whitmarsh R B Minshull T A Russell S M Dean S M Louden K E Chian 107
75
BERTOTTI G Subsidence deformation thermal and mechanical evolution of the Mesozoic South
125
Exhumed crust and mantle
143
Hebert R Gueddari K LaFleche M R Beslier M O Gardien V Petrology and
161
Poupeau G Muceku B Hebert R Beaudouin G Labrin E The
191
Roller S Behrmann J H Kopf A Deformation fabrics of faulted rocks and some
319
syntectonic stress estimates from the active Woodlark Basin detachment zone ODP leg 180
335
Lackschewitz K Bogaard P V D Mertz D F 40At39At ages of fallout tephra layers
373
Resig J M Frost G M Ishikawa N Perembo R C B Micropalaeontologic and
389
Manatschal G Froitzheim N Rubenach M Turin B The role of detachment
405
stratigraphic and seismic evidence from the Mesozoic of the Alps and Western Iberia
453
Suez system
475
Numerical models of extension and magmatism
489

Jurassic
209
mantle
235
MOntener O Hermann J The role of lower crust and continental upper mantle during
267
Tectonics and stratigraphy
289
ABERs G A Evidence for seismogenic normal faults at shallow dips in continental rifts
305
Bowling J C Harry D L Geodynamic models of continental extension and the formation
511
Minshlll T A Dean S M White R S Whitmarsh R B Anomalous melt production
537
after continental breakup in the southern Iberia Abyssal Plain
551
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