Rift asymmetry and continental uplift

@inproceedings{Doglioni2003RiftAA,
  title={Rift asymmetry and continental uplift},
  author={Carlo Doglioni and Eugenio Carminati and Enrico Bonatti},
  year={2003}
}
[1] The topography of ocean ridges and rifts show a distinct asymmetry. The eastern sides of the East Pacific Rise, theMid-Atlantic Ridge, and the NW Indian Ridge are, on average, 100–300 m more elevated than the conjugate flank to the west. The asymmetry is maintained when bathymetry is plotted versus the square root of crustal age. A comparable topographic asymmetry occurs in the Red Sea and Baikal rifts where the ‘‘eastern’’ continental shoulders are more elevated. We suggest that depleted… CONTINUE READING

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