The final rifting evolution at deep magma-poor passive margins from Iberia-Newfoundland: a new point of view

@article{PronPinvidic2009TheFR,
  title={The final rifting evolution at deep magma-poor passive margins from Iberia-Newfoundland: a new point of view},
  author={Gwenn P{\'e}ron‐Pinvidic and Gianreto Manatschal},
  journal={International Journal of Earth Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={98},
  pages={1581-1597}
}
In classical rift models, deformation is either uniformly distributed leading to symmetric fault bounded basins overlying stretched ductile lower crust (e.g. pure shear McKenzie model) or asymmetric and controlled by large scale detachment faulting (simple shear Wernicke model). In both cases rifting is considered as a mono-phase process and breakup is instantaneous resulting in the juxtaposition of continental and oceanic crust. The contact between these two types of crusts is often assumed to… 

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