The transition from diffuse to focused extension : Modeled evolution of the West Antarctic Rift system

@inproceedings{Huerta2007TheTF,
  title={The transition from diffuse to focused extension : Modeled evolution of the West Antarctic Rift system},
  author={Audrey D. Huerta and Dennis L. Harry},
  year={2007}
}
Two distinct stages of extension are recognized in the West Antarctic Rift system (WARS). During the first stage, beginning in the Late Cretaceous, extension was broadly distributed throughout much of West Antarctica. A second stage of extension in the late Paleogene was focused primarily in the Victoria Land Basin, near the boundary with the East Antarctic craton. The transition to focused extension was roughly coeval with volcanic activity and strike–slip faulting in the adjacent… CONTINUE READING