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A physical model for Cenozoic extension of western North America.

Abstract:

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 ...

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Sonder, LJ More by this author
England, PC More by this author
Wernicke, BP More by this author
Christiansen, RL More by this author

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Publisher:
Blackwell Scientific; Geological Society Special Publication, 28
Pages:
187-201
Publication date:
1987
URN:
uuid:ac023054-fc05-48d6-87e0-0a856f16035b
Source identifiers:
80162
Local pid:
pubs:80162

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