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Continental Rifted Margins 2 Case Examples

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  • Copyright: 2022-06-28
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Rifted margins mark the transition between continents and oceans, which are the two first-order types of land masses on Earth. Rifted margins contribute to our understanding of lithospheric extensional processes and are studied by various disciplines of Earth Science (geology, geophysics, geochemistry).

Thanks to better and wider public access to high-quality data, our understanding in these areas has improved significantly over these last two decades. This book summarizes this knowledge evolution and details where we stand today, with a series of case examples included. It is structured in a practical way, with concise text descriptions and comprehensive diagrams. Continental Rifted Margins 2 is a useful resource for students and newcomers to the rifted margin community – a "cookbook” of sorts to facilitate the reading of scientific publications and provide basic definitions and explanations.

Author Biography

Gwenn Peron-Pinvidic studies geodynamic questions related to extensional lithospheric deformation. Combining geological and geophysical tools across both onshore and offshore settings, she is recognized worldwide as an expert in continental rifted margins.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1. The West Iberian Margin: Past and Current Research Concepts and Future Challenges 1
Gaël LYMER and Tim J. RESTON

1.1. Introduction: the West Iberian Margin, the "classic" magma-poor margin? 2

1.2. Structures of the West Iberian Margin 6

1.3. Synrift tectono-stratigraphy and age and evolution of extension across the West Iberian Margin 13

1.4. Current models of development of the West Iberian Margin 18

1.5. Remaining questions at the West Iberian Margin and other magma-poor margins 21

1.6. Conclusions and outlook 25

1.7. References 26

Chapter 2. Tectonic Evolution of the Mid-Norwegian Rifted Margin 35

2.1. Introduction 36

2.2. Large-scale structure 39

2.3. Syn-rift basin configuration and evolution 51

2.4. Breakup 57

2.5. Post-rift evolution 58

2.6. Future challenges 59

2.7. Acknowledgments 60

2.8. References 60

Chapter 3. South and Equatorial Atlantic Margins 69
Daniel ASLANIAN and Maryline MOULIN

3.1. Introduction 69

3.2. Geodynamics and understanding passive margins genesis 76

3.3. Crustal structures in the South Atlantic and equatorial margins 79

3.4. Conclusion 84

3.5. References 87

Chapter 4. The Continental Margins of the Gulf of Aden 93
Sylvie LEROY and Chloé NONN

4.1. Introduction 93

4.2. Geological and geodynamic context and heritage 94

4.3. Continental rifting timing, initiation and depositional environments 96

4.4. Structure of the conjugate margins 98

4.5. Ocean-continent transition (OCT) and the birth of an oceanic ridge 102

4.6. Opening of the Gulf of Aden 103

4.7. References 104

Chapter 5. The South China Sea -- Rifting and the Evolution of a Marginal Basin 107
Manuel PUBELLIER, Sung-Ping CHANG and Matthias DELESCLUSE

5.1. Introduction 108

5.2. Geodynamic setting and particularities 109

5.3. Propagators and implications on the rifting and the timing of breakup 113

5.4. A wide rift with boudinage crust resulting from contrasted crustal rheologies 116

5.5. Impact of the subduction and collision of the neighboring basin 118

5.6. Post rifting evolution; uplift of margins and delayed subsidence of the basin 121

5.7. Conclusion 122

5.8. Acknowledgments 123

5.9. References 124

Chapter 6. Arctic Continental Margins 133
Carmen GAINA

6.1. Introduction 133

6.2. Passive continental margins in the Arctic 134

6.3. Discussion and concluding remarks 141

6.4. References 145

Chapter 7. Alpine Tethys Margins 149
Gianreto MANATSCHAL and Pauline CHENIN

7.1. Background and historical overview 149

7.2. From dispersed outcrops to the 2D architecture of the Alpine Tethys rift system 157

7.3. Evolution of the Alpine Tethys rift system 165

7.4. Continuous deformation vs. succession of distinct deformation phases 168

7.5. Three-dimensional aspect of the Alpine Tethys rift system 169

7.6. The Alpine Tethys remnants in the Alps: a laboratory to investigate and calibrate rift systems 171

7.7. References 173

Chapter 8. A Fossil Magma-rich Rifted Margin in the Scandinavian Caledonides 185
Johannes JAKOB, Hans Jørgen KJØLL and Torgeir Bjørge ANDERSEN

8.1. Introduction 186

8.2. Opening of the Iapetus Ocean and formation of the Central Iapetus Magmatic Province 187

8.3. Discussion 193

8.4. Conclusion 194

8.5. Acknowledgments 195

8.6. References 195

Chapter 9. Cretaceous Rifting at the Pyrenean Iberia--Eurasia Border: Crustal Thinning under a Pre-rift Cover -- Application to Passive Margins 203

9.1. The North Pyrenean area within the Pyrenees 203

9.2. Mechanisms of crustal thinning deduced from the study of the NPZ 206

9.3. Crustal thinning at the Iberian--Eurasian plate boundary: smooth-slope basins and the legacy of Triassic paleogeography 209

9.4. Conclusion: from the Pyrenean basins to the formation mechanisms of passive continental margins 219

9.5. Acknowledgments 222

9.6. References 222

List of Authors 235

Index 237

Summary of Volume 1 239

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