Crustal Properties Across Passive Margins - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444418517, 9781483275451

Crustal Properties Across Passive Margins

1st Edition

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

Editors: C. E. Keen
eBook ISBN: 9781483275451
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 398
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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


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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