Processes of Continental Rifting, Volume 19

1st Edition

Selected Papers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute Topical Conference on the Processes of Planetary Rifting, Held in St. Helena, California, U.S.A., December 3-5, 1981

Editors: P. Morgan B.H. Baker
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444421982
eBook ISBN: 9781483289823
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1983
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Table of Contents


Dedication to S. Thomas Crough (1947-1982)


Preface


List of Authors


Introduction—Processes of Continental Rifting


Models of Rifting


Mechanism of Graben Formation—the Wedge Subsidence Hypothesis


Rifts and Swells: Geophysical Constraints on Causality


Mechanisms of Active and Passive Rifting


Mechanisms of Uplift Preceding Rifting


Convective Thinning of the Lithosphere: A Mechanism for Rifting and Mid-Plate Volcanism on Earth, Venus, and Mars


Mechanical Aspects of Continental Rifting


Submarine Rifting at Mid-Ocean Ridges


Hotspot Tracks and the Early Rifting of the Atlantic


Mechanism of Subsidence of Ancient Cratonic Rift Basins


Phenomena of Pulsation Tectonics Related to the Breakup of the Eastern North America Continental Margin


Geophysical Constraints on Rifting


Gravity Study of the Central African Rift System: A Model of Continental Disruption. 1. The Ngaoundere and Abu Gabra Rifts


Gravity Study of the Central African Rift System: A Model of Continental Disruption. 2. The Darfur Domal Uplift and Associated Cainozoic Volcanism


Baikal Rift: Active or Passive? — Comparison of the Baikal and Kenya Rift Zones


Processes of Planetary Rifting as Seen in the Rifting and Break Up of Africa


The Distribution and Implications of Heat Flow from the Gregory Rift in Kenya


Constraints on Rift Thermal Processes from Heat Flow and Uplift


Magnetotelluric Results Opposing Magma Origin of Crustal Conductors in the Rio Grande Rift


Crustal Structure of the Northern Mississippi Embayment and a Comparison with Other Continental Rift Zones


The Role of Seismic Refraction Data for Studies of the Origin an Evolution of Continental Rifts


Geological and Geochemical Constraints on R


Description

Selected papers from the Lunar and Planetary Institute Topical Conference, St. Helena, CA, USA, 3-5 Dec. 1981


Details

Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 1983
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9781483289823
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444421982

Reviews

@qu:This volume, in certain important aspects, is a considerable advance on any previous collection of papers on rifts and rift valleys. It probably contains a better blend of modelling and formulation of hypotheses, with access to new information and the results of painstaking research, than any recent compilation. @source: Journal of Structural Geology


About the Editors

P. Morgan Editor

B.H. Baker Editor