Variation in styles of rifting in the Gulf of California

  title={Variation in styles of rifting in the Gulf of California},
  author={Daniel Lizarralde and Gary J. Axen and Hillary E. Brown and John Madison Fletcher and Antonio Gonzalez-Fernandez and Alistair J. Harding and W. Steven Holbrook and Graham Kent and Pedro P{\'a}ramo and Fiona Sutherland and Paul J. Umhoefer},
Constraints on the structure of rifted continental margins and the magmatism resulting from such rifting can help refine our understanding of the strength of the lithosphere, the state of the underlying mantle and the transition from rifting to seafloor spreading. An important structural classification of rifts is by width, with narrow rifts thought to form as necking instabilities (where extension rates outpace thermal diffusion) and wide rifts thought to require a mechanism to inhibit… CONTINUE READING

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