Sedimentary Basins of Continental Margins and Cratons - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444415493, 9781483257259

Sedimentary Basins of Continental Margins and Cratons

1st Edition

Editors: M.H.P. Bott
eBook ISBN: 9781483257259
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1976
Page Count: 320
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Description

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.

Table of Contents


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


Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier 1976
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9781483257259

About the Editor

M.H.P. Bott