The IPOD programme on passive continental margins

  title={The IPOD programme on passive continental margins},
  author={Joseph R. Curray},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  pages={17 - 33}
  • J. Curray
  • Published 14 January 1980
  • Geology
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Mathematical and Physical Sciences
During the past 200 Ma (1 Ma = 106 years) the arrangement of continents and ocean basins has been reorganized from a pattern of one supercontinent, with mainly plate edge, subduction, or active continental margins bordering one essentially contiguous ocean basin, to the present configuration of dispersed continents and several oceans. Most of the world’s present continental margins which were formed during that 200 Ma period are ‘passive’ margins lying within the interiors of lithospheric… 

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