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THE GULF OF LION - SUBSIDENCE OF A YOUNG CONTINENTAL-MARGIN

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The origin of the subsidence of Atlantic-type continental margins is of much interest to geology and geophysics. The main problem at these margins is in explaining the substantial thicknesses of mainly shallow-water sediments which accumulate soon after rifting and plate separation. We have now used biostratigraphic data from commercial wells to study the subsidence history of a young Atlantic-type continental margin. Backstripping the sediment load reveals that the margin has been subsiding ...

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10.1038/287425a0

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STECKLER, M More by this author
Journal:
NATURE
Volume:
287
Issue:
5781
Pages:
425-429
Publication date:
1980
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ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:058b0bd7-6e25-4185-8924-6a962d846182
Source identifiers:
201479
Local pid:
pubs:201479
Language:
English

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