Tectonic Inheritance in Continental Rifts and Passive Margins

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This work reviews the mechanism of rifting with a focus on pre-existing tectonic weaknesses in pre-rift and/or basement rocks, i.e., on tectonic inheritance. The passive margins that are studied in this book are the Norwegian Continental Shelf, the Eastern North America and the East and West Indian Continental Margins. The continental rifts that have been analysed are the East African Rift System, the Brazilian Continental Rift Systems and the European Cenozoic Rift System. It states how rifts and passive margins serve as ...

Tectonic Inheritance in Continental Rifts and Passive Margins 2015, Springer, Cham

ISBN-13: 9783319205755

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