Crustal Properties Across Passive Margins

Crustal Properties Across Passive Margins

Selected Papers from the Symposium Crustal Properties Across Passive Margins Held at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: C. E. Keen
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275451

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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.

Table of Contents

  • 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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  • No. of pages: 398
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483275451

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