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Some remarks on the development of sedimentary basins
A simple model for the development and evolution of sedimentary basins is proposed. The first event consists of a rapid stretching of continental lithosphere, which produces thinning and passiveExpand
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Oceanic crustal thickness from seismic measurements and rare earth element inversions
Seismic refraction results show that the igneous section of oceanic crust averages 7.1±0.8 km thick away from anomalous regions such as fracture zones and hot-spots, with extremal bounds of 5.0–8.5Expand
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The Generation and Compaction of Partially Molten Rock
The equations governing the movement of the melt and the matrix of a partially molten material are obtained from the conservation of mass, momentum, and energy using expressions from the theory ofExpand
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Magmatism at rift zones: The generation of volcanic continental margins and flood basalts
When continents rift to form new ocean basins, the rifting is sometimes accompanied by massive igneous activity. We show that the production of magmatically active rifted margins and the effusion ofExpand
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Active tectonics of the Alpine—Himalayan belt: the Aegean Sea and surrounding regions
Summary. New fault plane solutions, Landsat photographs, and seismic refraction records show that rapid extension is now taking place in the northern and eastern parts of the Aegean sea region. TheExpand
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Thermal structure of oceanic and continental lithosphere
Recent studies of the focal depths of earthquakes in old continental lithosphere have shown that they are almost entirely confined to the crust. Except where recent subduction of oceanic lithosphereExpand
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The relationship between plate motions and seismic moment tensors, and the rates of active deformation in the Mediterranean and Middle East
SUMMARY This paper is concerned with the relationship between the overall motion across a zone of distributed continental deformation and the seismic moment tensors of earthquakes that occur withinExpand
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Some remarks on heat flow and gravity anomalies
Heat flow anomalies on the oceanic ridges and the large free air gravity anomalies observed from the earth's surface and from satellites are often believed to be surface expressions of highExpand
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