The break-up of continents and the formation of new ocean basins

Rifted continental margins are the product of stretching, thinning and ultimate break-up of a continental plate into smaller fragments, and the rocks lying beneath them store a record of this rifting process. Earth scientists can read this record by careful sampling and with remote geophysical techn...

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Main Author: Minshull, T.A (Author)
Format: Article
Published: 2002.
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