A physical model for Cenozoic extension of western North America.
Investigates the possibility that the onset and development of Cenozoic extension in western N America was governed by the potential energy contrast within, and mechanical properties of, lithosphere that was previously thickened during the Sevier and Laramide Orogenies. The results agree with observations of the Cenozoic extensional history of North America: late-Mesozoic/early-Tertiary compression in the Pacific North-west was accompanied by extensive calc-alkaline magmatic activity and was ...Expand abstract
- Blackwell Scientific; Geological Society Special Publication, 28
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