Style of rifting and the stages of Pangea breakup

  title={Style of rifting and the stages of Pangea breakup},
  author={Dominique Frizon de Lamotte and Brendan Fourdan and Sophie Leleu and François Leparmentier and Philippe de Clarens},
  pages={1009 - 1029}
Pangea results from the progressive amalgamation of continental blocks achieved at 320 Ma. Assuming that the ancient concept of “active” versus “passive” rifting remains pertinent as end‐members of more complex processes, we show that the progressive Pangea breakup occurred through a succession of rifting episodes characterized by different tectonic evolutions. A first episode of passive continental rifting during the Upper Carboniferous and Permian led to the formation of the Neo‐Tethys Ocean… 

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