Rifted Ocean-Continent Boundaries

Rifted Ocean-Continent Boundaries : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop, Mallorca, Spain, 11-14 May 1994

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This text presents a wide range of topics, from quantitative modelling to current knowledge of the structure and evolution of specific margins around the world. Special emphasis is placed on the structure and evolution of various Atlantic margins. After an introduction to volcanic margin concepts, the first articles report the results of numerical models of the mechanics of rift propagation, melt generation and sources of extensional stresses that may cause break-up. One part of the book is dedicated to current knowledge of the structure and evolution of various Atlantic margins. After a brief incursion into the Mediterranean, succeeding articles report on the transform and active margins of the Ivory Coast-Ghana transform margin and the Sea of Japan.
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  • Hardback | 392 pages
  • 171.45 x 230 x 25.4mm | 950.96g
  • United States
  • English
  • index
  • 0792335058
  • 9780792335054

Table of contents

Volcanic Margin Concepts; O. Eldholm, et al. Lithosphere-Asthenosphere Interaction below Rifts; C. E. Keen and R. R. Boutilier. Finite Duration Rifting, Melting and Subsidence of a Continental Margin; J. W. Brown, R. S. White. Stresses Associated with Continental Breakup; M. H. P. Bott. Gravity Anomalies and the Thermal and Mechanical Structure of Rifted Continental Margins; A. B. Watts, C. Marr. Nature of the Thin Crust across the Southwest Greenland Margin and its Bearing on the Location of the Ocean-Continent Boundary; S.P. Srivastava, W.R. Roest. Anisotropy Measurements and the Deep Structure of a Passive Margin - Southwestern Greenland; R. Carbonell, et al. Rifted Continental Margin off Mid-Norway; J. Skogseid, O. Eldholm - The EDGE Experiment and the US Coast Magnetic Anomaly; M. Talwani, et al. Structure of the Atlantic Ocean Crust around Chron M16 from Deep Seismic Reflection Profiles; J. J. Danobeitia, et al. Constraints on Rifting Processes from Refraction and Deep-Tow Magnetic Data - The Example of the Galicia Continental Margin (West Iberia); J.-C. Sibuet, et al. Nature, Structure and Evolution of the Ocean-Continent Boundary - The Lesson of the West Galicia Margin (Spain); G. Boillot, M. O. Beslier, J. Girardeau. Detachment Faulting and Continental Breakup - The S Reflector Offshore Galicia; C. M. Krawczyk, T.J. Reston. Lithosphere Transition from Continental to Oceanic in the West Iberian Atlantic Margin; M. Torne, et al. Continental-Oceanic Crustal Transition in the Bransfield Trough and the South Scotia Ridge (Antarctic) - Preliminary Results; R. Vegas, J. Acosta, E. Uchupi. Mapping the Moho in the Iberian Mediterranean Margin by Multicoverage Processing and Merging of Wide-Angle and Near-Vertical Reflection Data; N. Vidal, et al. Structure of the Marmara Sea Basin in the North Anatolian Fault Zone; M. Ergun, E. Ozel, C. Sari. The Cote d'Ivoire-Ghana Transform Margin - An Example of an Ocean-Continent Transform Boundary; J. Mascle, et al. Backarc Evolution and Ophiolite Formation; H. Kinoshita. Seismic Crustal of the Japan Sea - New Results by Ocean Bottom Seismographic Observations; N. Hirata, E. Kurashimo.
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