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Continental break-up of the South China Sea stalled by far-field compression

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The outcome of decades of two-dimensional modelling of lithosphere deformation under extension is that mechanical coupling between the continental crust and the underlying mantle controls how a continent breaks apart to form a new ocean. However, geological observations unequivocally show that continental break-up propagates in the third dimension at rates that do not scale with the rate of opening. Here, we perform three-dimensional numerical simulations and compare them with observations fr...

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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1038/s41561-018-0178-5

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0000-0001-9495-4742
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0000-0001-9924-749X
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0000-0002-8374-7358
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University of Oxford
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MPLS Division
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Earth Sciences
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Geoscience Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
7
Pages:
605–609
Publication date:
2018-07-02
Acceptance date:
2018-06-08
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EISSN:
1752-0908
ISSN:
1752-0894
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pubs:876039
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uri:b077b841-27af-40c6-8d1c-be1cc6572ad2
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