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

  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},
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… 

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