Rift asymmetry and continental uplift

@article{Doglioni2003RiftAA,
  title={Rift asymmetry and continental uplift},
  author={C. Doglioni and E. Carminati and E. Bonatti},
  journal={Tectonics},
  year={2003},
  volume={22},
  pages={1024-1036}
}
  • C. Doglioni, E. Carminati, E. Bonatti
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • Tectonics
  • [1] The topography of ocean ridges and rifts show a distinct asymmetry. The eastern sides of the East Pacific Rise, the Mid-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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