Developments in Geotectonics, 15: Crustal Properties across Passive Margins covers the papers presented at the symposium ""Crustal Properties across Passive Margins"", held at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia on June 19-23, 1978. The book focuses on theoretical modelling of the rheological properties in the upper mantle beneath oceans and continents and stratigraphic studies of the sedimentary basins.
The selection first offers information on seismic refraction study of the continental edge off the Eastern United States and gravity field of the U.S. Atlantic continental margin. Topics include crustal sections, inner and outer quiet zones, alternative models and complications, gravity models, free-air anomaly map, and the ocean-continent transition zone. The text then takes a look at the geologic history of the passive margin off New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces and geophysical observations bearing upon the origin of the Newfoundland Ridge.
The manuscript elaborates on the age and origin of the deepest correlative structures recognized off Canada and Europe and geophysical transects of the Labrador Sea. Discussions focus on magnetics and gravity, stratigraphic control, consequences regarding subduction or rifting, and deep structures of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.
The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in crustal properties across passive margins.
Preface Seismic Refraction Study of the Continental Edge of the Eastern United States The Gravity Field of the U.S. Atlantic Continental Margin The Geologic History of the Passive Margin Off New England and the Canadian Maritime Provinces Geophysical Observations Bearing Upon The Origin of the Newfoundland Ridge The Canadian Atlantic Margin: A Passive Continental Margin Encompassing an Active Past Precambrian Meta-Diabases of Southern New Brunswick — The Opening of the Lapetus Ocean? The Age and Origin of the Deepest Correlative Structures Recognized off Canada and Europe Geophysical Transects of the Labrador Sea: Labrador To Southwest Greenland The Atlantic Margin of Iberia and Morocco, a Reinterpretation Structure of the Crust and Upper Mantle at Goban Spur, Southwest of the British Isles — Some Implications For Margin Studies An Explosion Seismology Investigation of the Continental Margin West of the Hebrides, Scotland, at 58° N Geological Events During The Early Formation of a Passive Margin The Western and Northern Margin Off Svalbard SCDP Seismic Sections of the Western Beaufort Continental Margin Geology and Tectonic Development of the Continental Margin North of Alaska On Sheared Passive Continental Margins Seismic Models of Inner Parts of the Euro-Asian Continent and its Margins Poisson's Ratio in the Oceanic Crust — a Review On The Use of Rayleigh Wave Group Velocities for the Analysis of Continental Margins On Rheological Zonation of the Lithosphère During Flexure Rheologie Properties of the Lithosphère and Applications to Passive Continental Margins Generalized Geophysical Model and Dynamic Properties of the Continental Crust
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- © Elsevier 1979
- 1st January 1979
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