The tectonic history of the Tasman Sea: A puzzle with 13 pieces

@article{Gaina1998TheTH,
  title={The tectonic history of the Tasman Sea: A puzzle with 13 pieces},
  author={Carmen Gaina and Dietmar M{\"u}ller and Jean-Yves Royer and Joann M. Stock and Jeanne L. Hardebeck and Phillip A. Symonds},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={1998},
  volume={103},
  pages={12413-12433}
}
We present a new model for the tectonic evolution of the Tasman Sea based on dense satellite altimetry data and a new shipboard data set. We utilized a combined set of revised magnetic anomaly and fracture zone interpretations to calculate relative motions and their uncertainties between the Australian and the Lord Howe Rise plates from 73.6 Ma to 52 Ma when spreading ceased. From chron 31 (67.7 Ma) to chron 29 (64.0 Ma) the model implies, transpression between the Chesterfield and the Marion… 

Cenozoic plate tectonic reconstructions and plate boundary processes in the Southwest Pacific

The Australia-Pacific-Antarctic plate circuit has long been a weak link in global plate reconstruction models for Cenozoic time. The time period spanning chron 20 to chron 7 (43-25 Ma) is

The Opening of the Tasman Sea: A Gravity Anomaly Animation

Abstract The first plate tectonic gravity anomaly grid animation using data from the Tasman Sea is presented. In this animation the tectonic elements are represented by their respective gravity

Late Cretaceous to Present-Day Opening of the Southwest Pacific Constrained by Numerical Models and Seismic Tomography

The southwest Pacific is a frontier region for petroleum exploration. A complex series of subduction and back-arc basin forming episodes characterises the late Cretaceous to present day evolution of

Evolution of the Louisiade triple junction

We derived new finite rotations for the opening of the Coral Sea using revised magnetic anomaly interpretations and fracture zone data from a gravity anomaly grid based on from satellite altimetry.

Mesozoic/Cenozoic Tectonic Events Around Australia

We use an absolute and relative plate motion model for the plates around Australia to identify major plate tectonic events, evaluate their causes, and investigate their effects on anomalous

Tectonic evolution of the west Scotia Sea

Joint inversion of isochron and flowline data from the flanks of the extinct West Scotia Ridge spreading center yields five reconstruction rotations for times between the inception of spreading prior

Validation of tectonic reconstructions by crustal volume balance: New Zealand through the Cenozoic

We describe a procedure that allows us to quantitatively test hypotheses about the tectonic evolution of a region, including areas for which there is little or no geologic record, and apply it to the

Eocene to Miocene geometry of the West Antarctic Rift System

Tectonic models for the Late Cretaceous/Tertiary evolution of the West Antarctic Rift System range from hundreds of kilometres of extension to negligible strike-slip displacement and are based on a

REVISION OF PALEOGENE PLATE MOTIONS IN THE PACIFIC AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HAWAII-EMPEROR BEND

ABSTRACT Understanding the relative motion between the Pacific plate and its neighboring plates in the Paleogene has important consequences for deciphering the relationship between absolute and
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 37 REFERENCES

Plate‐tectonic setting of the Tasmanian region

The South Tasman Rise is a large submarine plateau of continental origin, located south of Tasmania. In the light of satellite‐derived gravity data and shipboard swath‐bathymetry and magnetic data

New Constraints on Plate Tectonic Puzzle of the SW Pacific

A long-standing problem in the tectonics of the southwest Pacific has been the lack of closure of the plate circuit linking the Antarctic, Australia, Lord Howe Rise, and Pacific plates in late

Evidence for relative motions between the Indian and Australian Plates during the last 20 m.y. from plate tectonic reconstructions: Implications for the deformation of the Indo‐Australian Plate

We use plate tectonic reconstructions to establish whether motions between India and Australia occurred since chron 18 (43 Ma). We test the Africa/Antarctica/Australia/India plate circuit closure at

Subsidence History of Australia's Southern Margin: Constraints on Basin Models

The subsidence history of Australia's southern margin is shown to consist of two distinct tectonic phases and has important implications for models of sedimentary basin formation. The first phase is

Antarctic Tectonics: Constraints From an ERS-1 Satellite Marine Gravity Field

These lineations constrain plate motion history and confirm the hypothesis that Antarctica behaved as two distinct plates, separated from each other by an extensional Bellingshausen plate boundary active in the Amundsen Sea before about 61 million years ago.

Marine Geology of the Southern Lord Howe Rise, Southwest Pacific

In April 1972 Mobil Oil Corporation’s research vessel M/V FRED H. MOORE traversed several JOIDES Leg 21 drill sites on the southern Lord Howe Rise. The combination of these drilling results and

Mechanistic solutions to the opening of the Gulf of Mexico

Two mechanistic models—which are unlike the traditional plate-tectonic landfill models used for most proposed Pangea reconstructions of the Yucatan block—relate the Mesozoic opening of the Gulf of

Revised history of early Tertiary plate motion in the south-west Pacific

Reanalysis of early Tertiary magnetic anomalies on the Pacific plate south of the Campbell Plateau indicates that in early Tertiary time there was a previously unrecognized triple junction of the

New limits on the motion between India and Australia since chron 5 (11 Ma) and implications for lithospheric deformation in the equatorial Indian Ocean

SUMMARY We present new aeromagnetic data from a 1990 survey across the Central Indian and Carlsberg ridges between 18°S and 5°N. The 86 new crossings of anomaly 5 fill a gap of more than 2000 km