Developments in Geotectonics, 12: Sedimentary Basins of Continental Margins and Cratons focuses on the formation, movements, characteristics, and evolution of sedimentary basins of continental margins and cratons.
The selection first offers information on mechanisms of basin subsidence and rheology of the lithosphere. Discussions focus on hypotheses of basin subsidence mechanism, testing the hypotheses, elastic properties and flexural rigidity of the lithosphere, and rheology of young continental margins. The text then elaborates on flexure of the lithosphere and continental margin basins and thermal and mechanical evolution of the Michigan basin.
The book ponders on the formation of sedimentary basins of graben type by extension of the continental crust and major synchronous events in continental shelves. Topics include inception of shelf development, mid-cretaceous change, taphrogenic subsidence, and energy budget of wedge subsidence mechanism. The manuscript also examines development of graben associated with the initial ruptures of the Atlantic Ocean and observations on the processes of sedimentary basin formation at the margins of Southern Africa.
The selection is a dependable reference for readers interested in the study of continental margins.
Mechanisms of Basin Subsidence - An Introductory Review
Rheology of the Lithosphere - Experimental Indications
Flexure of the Lithosphere and Continental Margin Basins
Platform Subsidence Mechanisms and "Eustatic" Sea-Level Changes
Thermal and Mechanical Evolution of the Michigan Basin
Formation of Sedimentary Basins of Graben Type by Extension of the Continental Crust
Major Synchronous Events in Continental Shelves
Development of Graben Associated With The Initial Ruptures of the Atlantic Ocean
Sedimentary Basins of the Atlantic Margin of North America
Geodynamic Significance of Spasmodic, Cretaceous, Rapid Subsidence Rates, Continental Shelf, U.S.A.
Observations on the Processes of Sedimentary Basin Formation at the Margins of Southern Africa
The Geosynclinal Pair at the Continental Margin of Peru
Sedimentary Facies and the Origins of Basin Subsidence Along the Northern Margin of the Supposed Hercynian Ocean
Evolution of the Sverdrup Basin, Arctic Canada
The Chad Basin: An Active Intra-Continental Basin
Devonian Basins of Western Norway - Sedimentary Response to Tectonism and to Varying Tectonic Context
Geophysical Studies of the Major Sedimentary Basins of the Indian Craton, Their Deep Structural Features and Evolution
Dynamics of the Development of the Russian Platform Structures
The Regional Structure of the Turanian Platform and its Development
The History and the Dynamics of the Development of the West Siberian Platform
Development of Main Structures of the Siberian Platform: History and Dynamics
Sedimentary Basins of the East Antarctic Craton from Geophysical Evidence
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- © Elsevier 1976
- 1st January 1976
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