Origin of the Betic‐Rif mountain belt

@article{Lonergan1997OriginOT,
  title={Origin of the Betic‐Rif mountain belt},
  author={Lidia Lonergan and N. J. White},
  journal={Tectonics},
  year={1997},
  volume={16},
  pages={504 - 522}
}
In recent years, the origin of the Betic‐Rif orocline has been the subject of considerable debate. Much of this debate has focused on mechanisms required to generate rapid late‐orogenic extension with coeval shortening. Here we summarize the principal geological and geophysical observations and propose a model for the Miocene evolution of the Betic‐Rif mountain belts, which is compatible with the evolution of the rest of the western Mediterranean. We regard palaeomagnetic data, which indicate… 
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