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THE DECCAN TRAPS - AN INTERPRETATION IN TERMS OF PROGRESSIVE LITHOSPHERIC FLEXURE IN RESPONSE TO A MIGRATING LOAD

Abstract:

Structural and geochemical data from the Western Ghats, India have been used to construct an accurate north-south section of the volcanic stratigraphy of the southwest part of the Deccan province. The characteristic style of the section is one of southerly dip, reversing in the extreme south, southward overstep of higher units onto pre-Deccan rocks, and down-dip thinning of individual formations. In contrast, an east-west section shows continuity of essentially horizontal stratigraphic units ...

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Journal:
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS
Volume:
93
Issue:
1
Pages:
85-97
Publication date:
1989-05-05
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ISSN:
0012-821X
URN:
uuid:05c8f508-8fa5-4cd1-a5f8-5c3b0050f47d
Source identifiers:
201448
Local pid:
pubs:201448
Language:
English

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